Long on the watersport enthusiasts’ map for the incredible Columbia Gorge wind, Hood River serves it up in the mountain bike category as well.
There are long and flowing trails, tight and twisty concoctions, air opportunities, and entire areas dedicated to skinnies and ladders. The terrain is perfect for cross-country and all-mountain riders, and suitable for those wanting to work on more technical descents, as long as they’re willing to start the ride with a pedal up or a shuttle.
We run our morning skill sessions at Jackson Park and Collins Field, and then head to Post Canyon for most of our rides. There we start from three different staging areas: Seven Streams, Family Man and Binns Hill. As always, we split into groups according to skill level and area of interest, and work to give everyone just what they want.
Big thanks to the local Trek Dirt Series coaches, staff at Dakine, Hood River Area Trail Stewards , and all our Hood River friends for making this camp one of our favorites each year. For 2017 we have a one-day camp on Friday, July 14 and a weekend camp on July 15-16, so that hopefully means more space for all those on the wait list last time.