The Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge Highlights
- Steep up-and-downs.
- Rocky, volcanic soils in exposed areas.
- Varied landscapes from wet forestlands to mixed oak savanna.
- Long, rugged rides and smooth, flowing circuits.
- Free-ride and Enduro-style trails at Post Canyon.
- A plethora of restaurants and micro-breweries in Hood River, the hub of the Gorge.
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About the Gorge
Oregon’s Columbia Gorge offers several diverse mountain biking areas, from cross-country to free-ride trails set among wet forests, volcanic plains and mixed oak savanna. This is an area where everyone can find something to enjoy. It’s also one of the most stunningly beautiful regions in the Northwest, and most trails offer glimpses of the majestic Columbia River and surrounding forest and farmland. From rolling single-track to free-ride and Enduro-style trails interspersed with manmade features, log rides, drops and gaps, the Gorge is a place you can keep coming back to.
Nearby towns, including Hood River, The Dalles and Cascade Locks, can serve as base camp before and after trail-riding days. With a wide selection of restaurants, breweries, hotels, campsites and bike shops around these towns, you’ll have access to plenty of resources to help you out along the trails and after a hard day of riding. Dirty Fingers in Hood River is a great local bike shop that offers information, repairs and support… and beer.
For the current open status of Gorge trails, visit http://thegorgeismygym.com/mountain-biking.