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Adventure Awaits! A must see while in Oregon. The Columbia River Gorge is something out of a fairytale... oh... and don't let the chest deep water stop you from enjoying Oneonta Falls! It's the best part! Man I really miss this place. The Columbia River Gorge is an area I visited quite frequently before the fires this Summer. This a shot from last spring in one of my favorite little areas in the Gorge. Hope to return here soon as trails begin opening back up in 2018. Missing those warm summer night in Oregon. My light led through the darkness.
#endlesssummer #travel #roadtrip #milkyway #stars #astrophotography #colorful #oregon Multnomah Falls plunges a total of 620 feet over two cataracts, upper falls 542 feet, lower falls, 69 feet. It is the second highest year round waterfall and 5th largest overall in the United States. Coyote Wall, shortly after dawn. Looking out across the Hood River Valley (at least the eastern slopes of that valley), from the top of Panorama Point. The Oneonta Gorge at The Columbia River Gorge. The foothills of Mt Adams, the Columbia River, and Hood River Waterfront Park all catching the copper rays of the setting sun. Reverse face of the wall looking East, about 100 yards from the trailhead.
[Note: this is more or less a duplicate post of an earlier B/W version taken from a slightly different angle. I'm posting it now because of a conversation I had with another Trover. And, because, well, it's not that bad.] A throwback to last Spring in the Columbia River Gorge. Immersing yourself in the lush spring foliage of this area is an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately due to the fires there this past Summer many of the areas including this one were likely destroyed and may not return to their full beauty for a generation. I’m looking forward to going back and exploring this area again as trails begin to open up this Summer. Hopefully the damage isn’t too extensive. I hope as we all make our Spring and Summer travels, that we can try to minimize our impact and preserve these beautiful places in nature that captivate us, so that others can enjoy them for years to come. Latourell Falls.. A calm day at the marina, with the Hood River Bridge across the Columbia River and the foothills of Mt Adams on the Washington shore. #Green Visible from the trailhead. The famous view of The Columbia River Gorge at Crown Point. The building on top is Vista House This creek ran through the middle of the backyard at the rental where we were staying. Unfortunately, the owners had begun an effort to sell the property, so we may not get to go back. Lower Ruckle Creek Falls. Taken 1/25/15 Millions of visitors driving from Portland to the famous Columbia River Gorge don't realize the full impact of it's beauty until they come around the bend around Corbett and see the famous building on top of the cliff to the right. This is Crown Point and the building is Vista house. County park with some choice picnic tables and great views! The best place to view Mt. Hood from the city of Hood River
#snow The Oneonta Bridge Bridge along Shepherd Dells Fall, Columbia River Gorge... Washington Sate renumbered its highways back in the nineteen-sixties, and relegated many of the older ones to secondary routes. In the case of Old Highway 8, its was probably not a moment too soon. Mind you, rocks fall all over the place in this part of the country. Not so that you have to wear body armor, but we are, after all, in a gorge.
For most of its days, as it grew from a local access road to a legitimate state route, Highway 8 had the fortune/curse (take your glass half empty or full), of passing by the tail edge of the massive rock formation called Coyote Wall. The face of this basalt cilff slopes down towards the highway, and is frequently in the habit of depositing boulders, often with little ceremony, smack in the middle of the road.
What you see in the photograph is (or was, if it has been cleaned up), a significant pile of rubble sitting at the end of the wall. From my understanding, there is little maintenance performed on this part of the highway any more, because the entrance has been moved east, where the rock surfaces are mere tens of feet tall, instead of hundreds, or they don't exist at all.
It's a beautiful old highway, however -- as you might imagine -- and lots of people cruise down its narrow two lanes to take in the scenery every weekend during the good weather. It's also the only way to get to some of the small towns and country neighborhoods and businesses in the area.
If you have the time and, say, an old convertible you're itching to take for a spin, I'd highly recommend it. Oh, and just be thankful you no longer have to buzz by Coyote Wall on your little adventure. That's probably more excitement than you want for one day. Latourell Falls is the closest waterfall to Portland in the Columbia River Gorge. This is lower falls, a thin cascade compared to the robust bi-level plumage of upper falls. The mountain was shrouded in a dense haze, so my visit to the park was a bit of a bust.
That is...until I turned the camera around. You have to pass tis creek and be ready to get wet to be able to get to the Oneonta Gorge, well worth it.. There's just waterfalls everywhere at the Columbia River Gorge!! They call it The Waterfall alley and they're just gorgeous! Latourell Falls, Oregon If you're looking for a vision of post-apocalyptic America, try driving around during the Super Bowl.
The streets are deserted. The stores are empty. And the people walking around look for all the world like zombies.
But the restaurants! My g0d! The restaurants! They'll beg you to drop by and share a meal with them. The proprietors will come out and regale you. They'll share their top-drawer cooking secrets, their personal histories, even their iTunes playlists.
And we're not talking iHop, here. No restaurant in America -- without a television -- can fill its tables on the day when a hundred guys pound the turf with each other to determine who has bragging rights to a league confined to the country in which it declares its own world champion. Hip! Hip! Hooray!
Sunset over the river. This was taken from a viewpoint above the Columbia River Gorge. The Moss covered Oneonta Gorge. The Scenic Columbia River Gorge Angels rest sunrise View from the top of the wall, which runs from the foreground here all the way to the horizon. There used to be a trail that could get you to that far ridge. Sadly, it is now on private land, though a few rogue hikers will still poach it. Sunrise in angels rest hike
Sunrise on the top of angels rest View from the top of Hamilton mountain looking west to Portland. Middle of the winter in Washington. Perfection Stairway to the upper level Accidentally found 'Angels Rest' while searching for Multnomah falls. Looking massive in a photo taken lying flat on the ground this approximately 75-foot cliff comes complete with a footbed of talus and a layer of scrub maple lining the path below. The Hidden Canyon Trail is a little piece of hiking eden in the foothills east of White Salmon, Washington. It sits low, and, true to its name, hidden among the network of trails that begin from the west at Coyote Wall and end in the east at the Catherine Creek Trailhead (the trails actually go on for miles, but these two points will help you better to locate it).
When you first encounter the dip in the hillside which takes you into this miniature canyon, you will hardly believe what you're seeing: an entire, scaled down version of an open-ended canyon, complete with basalt cliffs, a running stream with waterfalls, and riparian flora. The only difference is that all of it comes in about a quarter the size of canyons you're used to. If you run, and don't trip on the rocky trail, you could easily make it through in under thirty seconds.
But why do that? Slow down and enjoy the scenery. You're not likely to see anything like it again. Hiking along the Columbia river, jan 2015 This was an incredible sunset over the gorge. Autumn touches the foliage as Beacon Rock emerges from the fog on the Washington State side of the Columbia River Gorge. Top of Hamilton mountain looking at table mountain Beautiful day in PDX! Early morning train ride. Angels rest hike, Columbia river gorge The historical Multnomah Lodge was built in 1925 and it houses the forest service information center. The Latourell Falls is unique among The Columbia River Gorge waterfalls in a way that it drops straight down over the hanging basalt cliffs. Most of the waterfalls tumble to some degree. Looking east into the gorge And the ravens call... The many trail hikes at the Gorge.... Another beautiful day in the PNW! Sunset on a clear day in November, with the first sign of clouds ushering in rain for the following day. A spot along the Labyrinth Trail, believed to be a fortification dug out of the talus by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Obviously, nature has managed to reclaim some of it wherever it suits its needs. Fairy Falls along Wahkeena trail is 20 ft high, which is small but worth seeing Sep 6, 2015 Ecola Falls is located on a short but steep trail 1 mile above Multnomah Falls. It's 78ft high and very beautiful to see in person The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) is located in Hood River, Oregon, United States, adjacent to the Ken Jernstedt Memorial Airport. WAAAM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the preservation of, and education about aviation, automobile, and other historic transportation-related relics.
WAAAM is open to the public every day 9:00-5:00 except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. WAAAM has special activities the second Saturday of every month. The museum features flying demonstrations, auto demonstrations, and restoration demonstrations, though events vary month to month. The museum's biggest event is the annual Hood River Fly-In held the first weekend after Labor Day every year, and features antique aircraft and automobiles from throughout North America Worth destroying my shoes for these views. #oregon #hiking #columbiarivergorge One of the many stops I made on my road trip to Seattle. The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is a port on the Columbia River, and is named for the nearby Hood River. Along the hike to Indian Pits Scrub oak at Cape Horn A peaceful lovely little wine spot. A winos heaven. Awesome little cafe spot downtown. Yum vanilla chai! View from the cafe. Looks like it's a good place to eat too. Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon. Rooster Rock is a basalt splinter that broke off from the larger cliffs on the Oregon side and stopped just shy of sliding into the Columbia River. Now it has it's own state park, replete with boat ramps and a frisbee golf course.
#columbiarivergorge #oregon #AquaTrove moody views up above the Columbia River Gorge View East along the Columbia River from the Cape Horn Trail The first quarter-mile of the Trail is dotted with these picturesque boulders, the north side of which remain unexposed and collect moisture all year long. That's where you'll find the vine maple, lichen and any other flora that manages to grow here. The area sits in the margin between the Cascades rain forest and the eastern Washington desert. From higher up on the trail you can gaze out at Oregon side of the Columbia River and see the landscape change from a deep, rich green to charcoal grey, yellow and brown. Skip Starbucks and try this local coffee place in beautiful Hood River! The coffee is good, but the atmosphere was even better! They had some maps on the walls, a guitar you could play and cozy seating. Columbia Gorge Superb coffee with no pretensions. Sit outside, even on a rainy day, and you'll get a true sense of this mesmerizing little town. Channel marker and an unfortunately-named structure called a Birch at sunset after the first snow.
#snow Great way to end a day with some fish and chips. Doesn't hurt having Mt Hood as a view while eating either Good Italian wine and a great atmosphere. From the hiking trail of multnomah falls, a view of the Columbia river gorge Having been raised on the shores of lake superior, I find comfort next to bodies of water. The Columbia river is always fill of excitement with the locals favorite sport of wind surfing. I sat in amazement for at least an hour.
#aquatrove A maze of trails on the eastern edge of the Columbia Gorge. Odd that only one of them should be named Everyone comes to this park to take pictures of Mount Hood and the Hood River valley (guilty). But if you happen to turn around at sunset, there's something else to see. Enclosed all around by these half-sized basalt cliff faces, and invisible from the surrounding trails, Hidden Canyon is a tiny bit of magic in the southwest Washington foothills. View at sunset looking West towards Underwood Mountain
#snow You slip in out of the Labyrinth Trail and the landscape abruptly changes. You're surrounded by basalt cliffs, invisible from every other part of the countryside -- and there are a half-dozen trails within a few hundred yards of here. But it is a canyon in miniature, whose walls are no more than a hundred feet tall, and which runs little more than a quarter-mile from end to end. Still, it comes complete with a rippling creek and fairy-tale rapids that carry water into rocky pools ten feet wide and barely deep enough to sink a toy sailboat. A doll-house canyon, to tell you the truth. But if you see it on a clear day, with white, lazy clouds rolling across the sky, you won't soon forget it. Washington foothills across the Columbia River.
#snow Hamilton Mountain Trail. View of the mountain's peak about a mile from the trailhead. Majestic maple in the middle of the back yard, no doubt planted when the house was first built.
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Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi


Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mount Hood Railroad, History Museum of Hood River County, and Hood River Marina. Indian Creek Golf Course is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

Property Features

This motel features free self parking and free WiFi in public areas.

Room Amenities

All 14 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find free local calls and desks.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Total number of rooms - 14 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Wheelchair accessible 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests arriving after 10 PM need to ring the bell in order to enter and check-in.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Up to 15 lb
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hood River Sunset
  • Motel Hood River
  • Sunset Hood River
  • Sunset Motel Hood River
  • Sunset Hotel Hood River
  • Sunset Motel Hood River Hotel Hood River

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The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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