A quintessential fall experience is going apple picking in Hood River. You can do part of the “Fruit Loop” in Hood River and Parkdale, or just head straight to your favorite orchard. With apples to pick, apple cider to drink, wineries and breweries to visit, and lots of amazing Mt Hood views, put this on your fall to do list! Here’s everything you need to know about visiting apple orchards in Hood River.
Where to Go Apple Picking in Hood River:
There are many u-pick options in the Hood River valley. And a stop on the “fruit loop” is a great Portland day trip. Here are our favorites.
1. Mountain View Orchard
Mt View Orchards is also home to Grateful Vineyards, a Parkdale winery, and their brand new Mountain View Brewing. With one stop you can pick apples, pears, and lots of other fruits, shop the farm stand, pick dahlias, let kiddos play, grab some pumpkins, and have a picnic or pizza with views of Mt Hood while wine tasting or drinking a pint.
Mt View Orchards
6670 Trout Creek Ridge Rd, Mt Hood, OR 97041
2. Kiyokawa Family Orchards
Kiyokawa is one of the most popular apple picking spots. And for good reason! It’s a great spot for families. And they have quite a family history. The Kiyokawa family emigrated from Japan in 1905, and has farmed since 1911! They now grow over 150 different types of apples, pears, stone fruit (peaches etc), and cherries.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards
5625 Hutson Dr, Mt Hood, OR 97041
3. Mt Hood Organic Farms
Mt Hood Organics is one of the most unique orchards in the Hood River valley. Yes, they have great apples – some of the best honeycrisps around – and magnificent views of Mt Hood. But they are also home to The Apple House, which was designed by the owner, and is really interesting mix of different architecture and just a fun place to explore. And it’s part of their event space. Mt Hood Organic Farms was also the first farm organic farm in the valley!
Mt Hood Organic Farms
7130 Smullin Dr, Mt Hood, OR 97041
4. Draper Girls Country Farm
If you’ve seen pictures of a large tree swing with views of Mt Hood, then you’ve seen Draper Girls. This is another of the most popular stops on the fruit loop. At Draper Girls, you can do u-pick apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, and all the berries (earlier in the season)! Draper Girls also now makes hard cider, via their Draper Girls Cider Company! And they have a charming DIY farm store.
Draper Girls Country Farm
6200 OR-35, Mt Hood, OR 97041
5. The Gorge White House
This stop on the fruit loop is unmissable for it’s very large historic colonial architecture home. The grounds are beautiful, you can do various u-pick options, get lunch at the food cart (burgers and sandwiches), and even do a cider or wine flight. This stop on the fruit loop always feels the fanciest, but somehow still down to earth with that Hood River valley feel.
The Gorge White House
2265 OR-35, Hood River, OR 97031
6. Hood River U-Pick
Hood River U-Pick is a great spot for kids. Not only do they have U-pick, but they also have animals, which is an extra fun farm experience for kiddos. This is a pretty low-key spot, with picnic tables and hammocks. So you can go for the petting zoo, just pick apples, or bring a picnic and hang out.
Hood River U-Pick Organic
4320 Royal Anne Dr, Hood River, OR 97031
7. Packer Orchards
Packer Orchards and Farm Place is pretty busy spot. In the fall, they do a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay slide, and fall festival. So if you’re strictly looking for apples, you might want to check out one of the other spots on this list. But if you’re looking for all the extras, Packer Orchards is where it’s at. However, please note that during their “fall festival” season they charge admission.
3020 Thomsen Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
Hood River Apple Picking Map
Here are all the upick apple orchards in Parkdale and Hood River, plus wineries and breweries thrown in too.
Happy apple picking! And here are more of our favorite fall things to do near Portland.