Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

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 on the mountain is right around the corner! Mt Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations …

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. …

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

Spring arrives in the Hood River Valley. Waterfall flows are picking up as the snow melts. Wildflowers are popping. Golf courses are greening up nicely. New release wines and ciders are being presented. West winds will soon bring the boards and kites out on The Columbia River. And then there’s spring skiing. And Blossoms. Millions …