Famous for windsurfing and kiteboarding, the Hood River area also has fantastic mountain biking that combines classic Oregon singletrack with stunning scenery. For our 3-day Hood River Mountain Biking Highlights Tour, we’ll find ripping descents, grinding climbs, rocky and rooty sections, tight switchbacks, cool stream crossings, wildflower-laden meadows and majestic forests. In the evening, you’ll get to try local brews and food at a variety of pubs and enjoy the bustling town of Hood River.
Hood River is an outdoor mecca that sits about 30 miles north of iconic Mt. Hood, on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. This is a hotel-based tour, as you will be staying in the Hood River Inn (voted Best Breakfast in Hood River), with views of the river and Washington across the way.
Instead of trying to organize a total vacation on your own, let us do the work for you. We’ll book your hotel, provide all meals and get you into the best breweries without having to wait in line. Maximize your vacation with us!
This Hood River Mountain Biking Highlights Tour includes:
- 3 days of mountain biking bliss, on custom routes designed for you
- Local, expert and caring guides
- Transportation to and from the airport, on tour start and end dates
- Transportation throughout the tour
- Beer from local craft breweries
- Three nights hotel stay in Hood River
- Meals included from dinner on the first night to lunch on the third day as well as on-trail snacks
- Cog Wild t-shirt
- Cog Wild patch
- July 25-28
- Sept 26-29
*These dates don’t work? Contact us to create a custom tour for you and your group of 4 or more!
Hood River, Oregon
- $1295 per person – double occupancy
- $225 – single occupancy supplement fee
- Additional hotel nights available, price varies per night of the week
*Price does not include:
- Mountain bike rentals. You can absolutely bring your own bike, or choose to rent a bike. See our bike rentals page for more information
- Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond (RDM) Airport. You will need to arrange for your transportation to/from Bend (15 miles). We recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
- Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
- Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!
Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:
• All multi day tours will be charged a 50% deposit per person at the time of booking, $100 of which will be non-refundable
• Cancellations 30-14 days prior to the tour: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
• Cancellations within 14 days: No refund.
Note: In most cases can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance (with the exception of the Baja Vacation, Multi-Day Tours and Skills Clinics.) If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended.
Note: Guests can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance. If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended.
85 miles over the three-day vacation. Each day’s ride can vary depending on feedback from you, the rider. We may also split into different groups for longer or shorter ride options.
2,000 – 6,500 feet. Expect all rides to include climbing and descending.
Intermediate to advanced riders. Experience with steep climbs, rocky descents and some technical riding.
Terrain & Trails
A full array of cross-country trails, including steep climbs, fast descents, roots, rocks, switchbacks and stream crossings. You’ll be in a mix of deep forest to high meadows. This area is not as “discovered” as other places, so expect to see very few other riders on the trail.
Recommended Clothing & Gear
Prepare for three full days of riding, so bring adequate clothing including riding gloves and layers for changes in weather. Hydration pack is recommended. Helmets are required for all rides. For the evenings, Hood River is a casual, outdoorsy town, so bring casual clothing for hanging out.
Meet in Hood River by 5pm to check into our hotel for the weekend and sharing a fabulous dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants, taking time to relax before the three awesome days of riding ahead of us! (Transportation from Bend to Hood River included, departing at 2pm)
Our first ride in the Mt. Hood National Forest will take us on the northwest side of the foothills below Mt. Hood. We’ll start at Bennet Pass to Gunsight Ridge and fly down the twisty Gumjauc trail, with periodic views of Mt. Hood. After the ride, we will enjoy a private tour and tasting at Full Sail Brewery, the original Hood River brewery and a benchmark for craft breweries everywhere. Dinner is a short walk away at Double Mountain Brewery, also in downtown Hood River. Try classics like Kolsch and Hop Lava or the seasonal or nightly specials on tap.
Mileage: 15+ miles
Alcohol Percentage: 4.5-6.8%
Today we ride more amazing Hood River singletrack on the rolling flanks of Mt. Hood. The trail varies from old mountain paths to new progressive mountain bike trails, with long climbs and amazing, ripping descents on the menu. You’ll be hungry by lunchtime, so lunch will be enjoyed at a Forest Service look out tower so you can kick back and enjoy the view. Finish the ride with a seemingly endless descent down Surveyor’s Ridge. This afternoon’s beer tasting is a hop across the Columbia River at Everybody’s Brewery in White Salmon, Washington. Dinner will be at Solstice, Hood River’s best restaurant for local ingredients and beer options.
Mileage: 25 miles
Alcohol Percentage: 4.2-6.7%
We can’t get enough of Mt. Hood, so the third day will take us back into the Mt. Hood National Forest for more incredible singletrack. This is a long point-to-point ride that starts at a Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area and ends on the banks of the Hood River. What does that mean? A great downhill to finish your vacation! But wait—we have more beer for you at Big Horse Brewery in downtown Hood River. Try their Easy Blonde, Pocket Creek Porter or Pale Rider, all sure to aid recovery from a challenging day in the saddle.
Mileage: 26-35 miles
Alcohol Percentage: 0-6.3%