My husband and I (upper 60s) will be spending Weds. & Thurs. in the gorge(staying in Sandy OR Tues, night and Hood River Weds. night and Enterprise Thurs. night.). I am having a hard time planning our days because, unlike a National Park, I have not been able to understand which trails would suit us. We like scenic drives and hikes of up to 5 or 6 miles that are easy or moderate. We are very happy to do trails of just a mile or two also. I am wondering which side of the gorge we should drive on(WA or OR) and thinking the WA because more trails are open there, or so I’ve been told by fellow travelers. I also do not do well on a hike that forces me close to a steep precipice or drop off.
Can anyone recommend which side we should drive on and which trails for both days? Or should we do some of each side?
I will be posting this on the OR forum as well.
Thank you for your advice.