Andrew Jimenez, owner and lead guide of Cascade Canyon Guides has had the privilege to professionally lead trips through the Columbia River Gorge and into the Canyons since 2018. He has graciously offered our guests at the Old Parkdale Inn a 20% discount on all his trips. When you book with us request a discount code to make your trip reservation with Cascade Canyon Guides
Andrew is a wildflower nerd and has been studying the blooms in the Gorge for the last 5+ years. From March through August he knows where, and when, to find the flowers and loves sharing this special time of year with people.
Spring is just around the corner and I’ve heard rumors some have found the lovely Grass Widow on the eastern side of the Columbia River Gorge. The stunning blooms of wildflowers that make the Gorge such an attractive place to experience nature’s display are going on now and into May.
Guided Waterfall Hikes in the Waterfall Corridor of the Columbia River Gorge
These hikes are designed to meet your groups interests and abilities. We are regularly guiding several routes that all end with a big, classic Pacific Northwest waterfall. These guided tours begin in June
Whether this is a once in a lifetime experience or you are looking to become a self sufficient canyoneer, Cascade Canyon Guides demonstrate, teach and continuously improve your canyon skills throughout the day.
What is Canyoning? Unique Experiences in the Columbia Gorge and Cascade Mountain
Canyoning is a technical, team sport that requires specific equipment, skills and expertise to descend otherwise impassable canyons. This is done by rappelling, swimming, sliding, down-climbing, hiking & wading.
Canyoning is truly for anyone willing to demonstrate the respect it merits. Cascade Canyon Guides has trips for different skill levels and canyoning gives every one of us a chance to succeed in different ways. Also, it’s really FUN!
Some of Andrew’s professional training include: Wilderness First Responder, Swift Water Rescue, Steep and High Angle Rescue. He is a member of the Skamania County Search and Rescue Team and is Certified Professional Guide with the American Canyoneering Association. Between professional, volunteer and recreational adventures Andrew spends over 200 days a year in the backcountry.
Andrew’s 5 Guiding Principles are Safety, Fun, Teamwork, Learn Something & Challenge Ourselves
Reserve your Stay Now at the Old Parkdale Inn, request a discount code to be applied when you book your trip with Cascade Canyon Guides and start planning your Columbia River Gorge Adventure.
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We’re your home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond
After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.
What’s to do
The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.
Book your stay at the Old Parkdale Inn and take advantage of our partnerships for adventure discounts
Stay Play Ski and Relax Vacations – request promo code for discount Timberline lift tickets
Wet Planet Whitewater Adventures – ask us about a discount code for $10 off your raft adventure
Cascade Canyon Guide – request code for 20% off trips
Offers for our registered guests only and must be redeemed during your stay.