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Stevenson, Washington

Stevenson, Washington is one of Hood River’s sister cities across the Columbia River. Like it’s Oregonian relative, Stevenson is a windsurfing and kiteboarding hub; wind junkies travel from all over the world to sail in the Columbia River Gorge. With a constant influx of international travelers, Stevenson has cultivated a strong culinary and beverage scene (it turns out windsurfers like to drink beer). Walking Man Brewery is the local haunt for house-brewed pints. If the wind is low, the southern Cascades, filled with classic backcountry objectives, are a short drive away. The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route, an adventure motorcycle ride through the state, also kicks off in town. Just west of town, Skamania Lodge Resort is a major tourist destination featuring upscale rooms, treehouse cabins, and an 18-hole golf course, if you are looking for a plush getaway. Stevenson’s wind scene has indeed shaped the town, but off the water, the town has just as much to offer.


  1. Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

    The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) is an overlanding route across Washington State from Oregon to British Columbia that utilizes mostly unpaved public backroads. The route climbs over the vast mountains and ridges of Washington’s Cascade Range. Four-wheel drive vehicles with high clearance or adventure motorcycles are the required vehicles for travel along this route. […]

Featured Mountains in Stevenson

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Wind Mountain 1,873 ft (571 m)
Trail Peak 3,894 ft (1,187 m)
Table Mountain 3,369 ft (1,027 m)
Hamilton Mountain 2,392 ft (729 m)
Greenleaf Peak 3,317 ft (1,011 m)
Goat Point 2,267 ft (691 m)
Dog Mountain 2,815 ft (858 m)
Monte Cristo Range 3,445 ft (1,050 m)
Beacon Rock 722 ft (220 m)