5 of the Best Things to Do in Stevenson, WA

Looking for things to do during your vacation to the Columbia River Gorge? Whether you want to explore the great outdoors with a zip line tour or spend your time sipping wine and touring galleries, there are plenty of opportunities near the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Stevenson, WA. We recommend adding at least one to your vacation itinerary!

For more information on things to do in Stevenson, WA and the surrounding towns of the Gorge, you can download our free Vacation Guide. It features everything from the best local restaurants to historic sites and museums!

Our Favorite Things to Do in Stevenson, WA

Go on a Hike Along the Dog Mountain Trail

The peak of Dog Mountain offers truly unmatchable views of the Gorge. Look out upon Mount Hood as it looms in the distance, and watch the Columbia River rush by far below. The stunning yellow balsamroot meadows are another key feature of this hike that you cannot miss in the springtime! Once the panoramic scenery at the peak comes into view, soak in your incredible surroundings in silence for a few moments. Then, set up a picnic at the peak so you can enjoy a meal with these beautiful views! Since the parking is limited at the trailhead, be sure to pick up the shuttle at the Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson, WA.

Fly High With a Zip Line Tour

The Stevenson, WA Skamania Lodge features a fantastic zip line tour, which will take you on a thrilling adventure among the treetops. Zip Skamania is a fantastic way to explore the beautiful forests and wildlife. Soar through the trees on seven zip lines, wander along three sky bridges, and get a bird’s eye view of the Gorge!  

Discover More at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Rated as one of the best things to do in Stevenson, WA, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center features a history of the region. This Stevenson, WA museum is a great destination if you want to learn more about the Gorge’s past. Wander among photographs, replicas, exhibits, and displays that explore former residents and the natural history of the area.

Browse the River House Art Gallery

For some cultured things to do in Stevenson, WA, start at the River House Art Gallery and then enjoy a winery tasting. View the stunning watercolors of Marilyn Wood Bolles, whose work reflects the plein-aire style. Her gorgeous depictions of locations that you will discover during your journeys throughout the Gorge capture a moment in time. You might even want to purchase one of these watercolors to bring back home.

Dine at the Red Bluff Tap House

The locally sourced and locally owned Red Bluff Tap House offers an authentic taste of the Pacific Northwest. As far as restaurants near the Columbia River Gorge go, this is one of our favorites. Featuring a restaurant, full bar, and patio, this is a great space for a fun evening out. Start off with a featured cocktail, such as a Huckleberry Margarita, Rosemary Gin Fizz, or Lavender Mint Mojito. Pair with a starter or small plate, like the black bean and cilantro hummus or deep fried brussel sprouts. For the main course, indulge in the classic Red Bluff Taphouse Burger. Or try “The Dirty Hippie,” a burrito with roasted corn, red pepper, squash, mushrooms, and poblano cream cheese. The garden veggie pasta is a great healthier option.

Stay at Our Relaxing Oasis in Carson, WA

Less than 10 minutes away from these great things to do in Stevenson, WA, you’ll discover our little community of Carson, WA. Stay at our luxury cabins and enjoy our beautiful wild gardens, relaxing spa, and decadent amenities. Depending on what time of year you visit, be sure to take advantage of our seasonal specials! We are happy to accommodate you any time of the year here at the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins.