Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

The Oak Ridge Trail is a lovely trail that takes you up out of the Hood River Valley, through a mixed conifer forest and on to open slopes with stands of Oregon White Oak. The trail continues all the way to the top, 2.3 miles, where it joins up with the Surveyors Ridge trail to Bald Butte. …

By Mary Pellegrini

Mt. Hood Meadows Debuts More Than Eight Miles of New Hiking Trails this Summer for Mt. Hood’s Premier Chairlift-served Hiking Experience The snow is melting, the weather is getting warmer, and the wildflowers are on their way. Summer has arrived on Mt. Hood and Mt. Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations starting June …

By Mary Pellegrini

The Oregon Summer is Calling. June 21st marks the longest day of the year. Many, many hours of daylight to get out and explore. Over 16 hours of daylight actually. Two Scenic Byways and one Scenic Electric Byway lead to the Old Parkdale Inn Travel through the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway …

By Mary Pellegrini

‘Once in Parkdale you’ll find everything you need, a brewery, a BBQ joint, a nice cafe, and some wonderful hosts at the Old Parkdale Inn who welcome bikepackers with open arms.’ Oregon Timber Trail The Hood Tier Gorge Loop of the Oregon Timber Trail Already making plans to ride the newest Hood Tier Loop of …

Wildflowers

By Mary Pellegrini

Wildflowers are beginning to pop up across the landscape in the Hood River Valley and the Columbia River Gorge. Spring wildflower hikes are a Gorge specialty you won’t want to miss, so plan your wildflower weekend now. Pack your hiking boots and your camera. As spring turns into summer, then fall, the upper elevation wildflowers …

By Mary Pellegrini

Enjoy 6 wonderful end of summer hikes and around the Mt Hood National Forest before the snows fall near the Hood River Valley. Although, some are ideal for snowshoeing or cross county, too. Travel Oregon launched the successful 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign. A campaign to get visitors and locals alike out exploring our glorious state. …