Established in June of 1908, this 533 square mile county is home to 18,400 people. Not surprisingly, the county seat is Hood River
and the largest river flowing through the county is Hood River. Hood River County offers unique, scenic experiences all year round - discover a world of outdoor recreation, scenic pleasures, historic landmarks and friendly people while you recreate or relax.
The eastern slopes of Mount Hood are in Hood River County as are the eastern segments of the Barlow Ranger District around the mountain.
A scenic tour of the Hood River Valley is a must for every visitor. Panorama Point quickly captures the breathtaking landscape stretching from the Columbia River to the snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood. Watch for the Hood River County Tour Route signs to guide you on a 47-mile loop through the valley.