Hood River, Oregon - Oregon Mountain Biking
Hood river & Mt. Hood Hood are simply amazing. Hood River (AKA The Gorge) is best known for it's wind. In fact, windsurfers have literally taken over this once sleepy town. For those more interested in the mountain riding, Hood River also happens to be a gateway to Mt Hood.
As you head east towards Mount Hood, you'll find some of the best singletrack the NW has to offer. Two of the premier rides are Surveryor's Ridge and the Dog River Trail.
Both trails are well maintained, but are physically demanding. Along both rides you will be treated to many view points overlooking the Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood.
Directions - Surveryors Ridge
From Hood River take Hwy 35 south for 14 miles to Pinemont Drive (FS 17). Turn left on Pinemont and continue for 1.5 miles. Turn right on road 630 and follow it until you reach the trailhead. Park here.
Directions - Dog River Trail
Drive south from Hood River on Highway 35 for approximately 20 miles. Turn left onto a gravel road just before you would cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Park just off of Hwy 35. The trailhead is just a short distance down the gravel road.