Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


Red barn surrounded by spring blossoms with Mt Hood in the background

By Mary Pellegrini

National Wildflower Week is the first week of May but we're celebrating wildflowers now in the Columbia River Gorge. Wildflowers and waterfalls in the gorge with an annual visit to some of our favorite hikes that boast wildflower views. Throughout early May, stop by some of these beautiful vistas and take advantage of the seasonal …

4 Starvation Creek Trail Waterfalls

By Mary Pellegrini

One easy hike and 4 Columbia Gorge Waterfalls on this Waterfall Wednesday This 1.9-mile out-and-back trail near Cascade Locks, Oregon is a section of the soon to be complete Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. It's considered an easy route and takes an average of 46 min to complete. This is a very popular area …

6 Waterfalls in the Mt Hood Region Banner

By Mary Pellegrini

Gordon Creek Falls, for those looking for adventure in the Columbia River Gorge. A rough trail leads about 2/3 of the way to the falls, but the final climb is a bit of a scramble directly up the mossy, boulder strewn stream bed or scrambling up a herd path along the side of the canyon. …

Tamanawas Falls

By Mary Pellegrini

Tamanawas Falls: Bring your binoculars and prepare to see a lot of birds and a stunning waterfall! The falls are amazing at 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trailhead footbridge is the midpoint of a 8-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Hood River hosting nesting Harlequin Ducks. Belted Kingfisher are common …

By Mary Pellegrini

Come feel the mist of Oregon waterfalls on your face! With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls. It's certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Oregon has more …

Latourell Falls

By Mary Pellegrini

It's certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Latourell Falls is usually the first waterfall seen along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. The falls plunge 224 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest. This waterfall is usually …