From the first blooms of spring to the fall harvest, the Columbia River Gorge is bursting with life. The area around Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is both a national scenic area and the country’s largest pear-growing region. Here, you can see every stage of a fruit’s life: growth, production, and enjoyment by all. Embark on the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a self-guided trail, to see it all!
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What is the Hood River County Fruit Loop?
The Hood River County Fruit Loop is a self-guided tour that will give you an up close and personal view of dozens of farms, roadside fresh fruit stands, wineries, berry patches, and more. Indulge in delicious fresh fruits, local wines, baked goods, and more. It’s the perfect way to experience the rich, agricultural traditions of the Gorge!
The Fruit of the Loop
Fruit has been grown along the Hood River County Fruit Loop since the mid-1800s; many local farmers work on land that has been in their families for generations. Friendly and generous, the farmers of the Hood River County Fruit Loop encourage visitors to explore and harvest. There are many U-pick farms along the route, meaning you get to harvest the fruits yourself, or you can stop at one of the many fruit stands along the way to choose from fresh selections!
Our Favorite Stops on the Hood River County Fruit Loop
There’s something for everyone on the Hood River County Fruit Loop! From soothing lavender farms to lush vineyards, you will truly get a taste of the Columbia River Gorge during your journey. While all the places on the Loop are worth visiting, here are some of our favorites:
- Relax as you breathe in the soothing scents of the Hood River Lavender Farm.
- Try local wines and hard cider, pick some fruit, and gather flowers at The Gorge White House.
- Pick your own fruits at U-Pick Organic — A Farm for You to Pick.
- Stop by a fruit stand like Pearl’s Place in Hood River.
- Get some goodies at Packer Orchards and Bakery.
- Indulge in locally made preserves and BBQ at the Apple Valley Country Store.
Stay Close to the Hood River County Fruit Loop
Visitors travel from all over the country to experience the Hood River Fruit Loop. Fresh, delicious fruits, great wine, and amazing scenery draw crowds each year. If you’re coming to follow the Loop, stay with us at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. Immerse yourself in nature when you explore our gorgeous property; you’ll love our breathtaking gardens and beautiful views of distant mountain ranges. Browse through our cozy cabins, then start planning your stay! We look forward to seeing you!