Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.

  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States of America by month

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January

January in Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

In February, Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

March in Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

April for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

May is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

If you go to Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

Traveling to Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge in July, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

August for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

September for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October in Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

If you vacation in Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge during November, you might notice that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

In December, Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you decide to visit Bridal Veil Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge.

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