At Escape Adventures, one of the things we love sharing with our clients is some of the most majestic scenery that our nation has to offer. A perfect example of a “once-in-a-lifetime” view can be found at Mount Hood.
The sight of Oregon’s Mount Hood can be something of a revelation. Often compared to another great upswept dome, Japan’s Mount Fuji, Oregon’s tallest peak rises 11,250 feet over gentle forested slopes.
An incredibly diverse succession of terrain (glacial plains, mountain ridges, rainforests, woodlands, and orchard valleys) forms this monumental mountain bike tour from Oregon’s most prominent landmark, Mt. Hood down to the Columbia River Gorge.
After following a portion of the historic Oregon Trail along the flanks of Mt. Hood, our tour traces an ancient glacial ridgeline to the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Along the way we’ll experience the legendary singletrack atop Surveyor’s Ridge, the thrilling descent from High Prairie, and panoramic views of the Cascade Mountain Range. This tour is filled with exciting novelties such as crisscrossing glacier-fed streams, riding through the scenic Hood River Valley, and dipping into the cool waters of the mighty Columbia River. Highlights also include views of Mt. Adams and Mt St. Helens.
Though we descend from alpine to high desert (a total elevation loss of 4,000 feet), this is an athletic bike tour with a significant amount of climbing and descending each day. Many of the trails we follow have options for easier logging roads or more technical singletrack, making this an ideal mountain bike tour for riders of varying abilities.
But don’t just take our word for it:
“They worked very hard every day and made sure that all guests needs were met and were very good at adapting when needed. It is obvious that they love to ride just as much as I do which to me makes the trip so much better. They are the kind of people that you would want to hang out and ride on a regular basis.” Monty M., Mt. Hood to Columbia River Gorge
Sound interesting? Request a detailed itinerary here www.escapeadventures.com/tour/oregon-mt-hood-to-columbia-river-gorge-mountain-bike-tour/. You will be glad you did…