Fall is almost upon us! While it’s still the peak of summer, there’s a hint of the crispness coming into the air that we all start to crave in August. The weather in the fall is perfect to experience all of the best things to do in Hood River. From stunning hikes with brilliant foliage to e-bike rides on the Twin Tunnels Trail to lovely days of wine tasting and dining on delicious cuisine, there’s no shortage of adventures to explore.
One of the best things to do in Hood River is discover the Fruit Loop Trail. A collection of nearly 30 farms, wineries, and local businesses on a 35-mile loop with farm stands, cafes, and stores to explore. As a guest at our Hood River Bed and Breakfast, you’ll have access to our new fleet of e-bike rentals, the ideal way to head out and see the sights and experiences in our cozy town on the Columbia River.
In fact, we’re offering such a great deal at the Inn: when you book a half-day e-bike rental, it comes along with an early check-in to your room for free. This extends your vacation and the time you get to discover all the best things to do in Hood River! You can settle into your room, refresh, and then head out on an e-bike ride to get a lay of the land, and there’s plenty of excellent dining and nature trails within a quick ride. Check out our upcoming availability and book your room today!
The Best Things to Do in Hood River This Fall
The temperate weather in the Northwest in the Autumn months is the goldilock’s time for outdoor adventures. The temperature still hovers in the high 60s, but a perfect crispness comes into the air—just when you need that cool breeze, it comes up off the gorge. The beautiful forests of Mount Baker and the surrounding areas show off brilliant fall colors, a magical backdrop for hikes, e-bike rides, and more.
Here are eight of our favorite things to do in Hood River this Fall:
- Autumn hikes: Hiking in Oregon is one of the best things to do in Hood River year-round, but fall is a particularly beautiful time to enjoy a peaceful adventure in the woods. One of our favorite hikes is Falls Creek Falls, with a lovely trail that leads to a breathtaking waterfall. It’s about three miles round trip—ask us about our picnic package, ideal to bring along and enjoy by the waterfall!
- Ebikes at the Inn: We have a new fleet of e-bike rentals at our Hood River Bed and Breakfast. Our e-bikes are available for half or full-day rentals, and it’s the perfect mode of transportation to get to the nearby restaurants, breweries, hiking trails, and so much more.
- Hood River Fruit Loop Trail: One of the best places to explore via e-bike is the Hood River Fruit Loop; this 35-mile loop offers riders nearly 30 places to stop off for produce, flowers, wine, and Northwest products.
- Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail: Another ideal trail for hiking or e-biking is the fantastic Twin Tunnels Trail, part of a car-free section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The views are spectacular from the 4.5-mile stretch from Hood River to Mosier, Oregon. Plan a pit stop at Mosier Company (MoCo) for a farm-fresh lunch, craft beverages, and live music.
- Rock Climbing with Brimstone Boulders: The Inn at the Gorge has partnered with Brimstone Boulders, a local rock climbing gym and excursion group, to offer our guests discounted pricing on their guided climbing adventures in the Gorge. This is one of the best things to do in Hood River for those seeking exhilarating experiences that get your blood pumping!
- Wine tasting in Hood River: Fall is the perfect time to visit the wineries in and around Hood River. Many wineries showcase their new releases and offer unique tasting options. Don’t miss Stave & Stone and Evoke Winery in downtown Hood River for delightful wine flights and nibbles.
- Oregon Craft Breweries: Hood River boasts some of the best craft breweries, like Ferment Brewing and pFriem Family Brewers, offering a variety of beers, from farmhouse-style ales to creative barrel-aged gems.
- Fine Cuisine at the Hood River Restaurants: One of our favorite things to do in Hood River is discover the bounty of fall on the menus at the local restaurants around town. There’s no shortage of great places, and an incredibly talented group of chefs and service professionals call this area home. Don’t miss Sushi Okalani, Solstice Wood-Fired Pizza, and many of the breweries also offer fantastic food menus.
Comfortable Hood River Lodging for Your Fall Getaways
After you’ve explored all of the best things to do in Hood River, our cozy bed and breakfast will be a welcome reprieve. Our warm and welcoming service, laid-back atmosphere, and included amenities will be the stand out of your trip! Each morning, you’ll be treated to a fantastic homemade breakfast with seasonal ingredients by our talented team of chefs.
The Rose Suite (pictured above) was designed in 1940 when the Inn at the Gorge was converted from a single-family home to a guesthouse. It was updated in 2019 to blend its historical charm with clean, comfortable, and elegant modern appointments. There’s a private entrance to the suite which features a bedroom with a queen bed, a bathroom, and a living room with a small kitchen.
The living area is appointed with a comfortable sleeper sofa and dining area. It creates a spacious environment for a couple or provides excellent value for up to four family or friends. The kitchen is compact but serviceable, featuring a mini fridge, microwave, three-burner stove, oven, and so much more! Join us this fall to discover all the best things to do in Hood River, and book your lodging today!