If you’ve never pulled off the highway and explored The Dalles, you’ve been missing a lot – a perfectly preserved downtown, incredible vistas from Sorosis Park, a fantastic outdoor playground and super friendly small town folk. Located along the shores of the Columbia and near the Deschutes River, we’re the eastern gateway to the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and near the Mt. Hood National Forest. The Dalles is uniquely situated in the rain shadow of Mt. Hood and while it’s raining in Portland, you can be outside hiking, kayaking, hunting, fly fishing, skiing, windsurfing or whitewater rafting under clear blue skies. Some of the best cycling in Oregon is right here, and The Dalles Cycling Association has teamed with the Chamber of Commerce to produce an insider’s map to the best road cycling in the Gorge. To start planning your trip, be sure to check out our vistors brochure guide.
Whatever you enjoy, you’ll find it in sunsational The Dalles!