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Mt. Hood

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Mt Hood

The Basics

Mt. Hood offers a range of activities, including hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing. There are more than 1,200 miles (1,931 kilometers) of hiking trails in Mt. Hood National Forest, with options ranging from beginner to expert. You can also discover waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, and experience the region’s lakes, woodland, and wildlife. The most famous of all the lodges on Mt. Hood is the Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark that’s home to the only year-round ski season in North America—and whose exterior was made famous as the notorious hotel in the 1980 filmThe Shining.

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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
$130.00 per adult
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Incredible trip!!
Phil was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and funny. It was quite an experience, especially for someone who rarely sees the snow. 5⭐️Experience definitely worth the price!!
Francisco_D, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Portland

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Fun tour through the Fog
Paula_P, Oct 2021
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
Our guide Phil was so knowledgeable and nice. Even though it was too foggy to see Mt Hood we had a great time. We got to see snow! Coming from Alabama it is rare for us to see snow!
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Spectacular Sights All Along the Way
Bruce_A, Oct 2021
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
All along the trip to Mt Hood were beautiful and impressive views: Multnomah Falls, impressive height and a double falls; The Columbia Gorge, gorgeous with lunch at a beautiful garden; seeing the salmon run; Mt Hood and the National Park with it’s impressive lodge near the foot of the mountain all made it an impressive day!
star-5
A toast to new friends
Teresa_S, Oct 2021
Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Sharing with others over tapas at the vineyard. The lodge and all its history. It was cloudy so we weren’t able to really see Mt. Hood. Fun despite the rain.
star-5
Great Tour and fun and informative day trip
Gary_G, Oct 2021
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Great route for tour. Didn’t feel rushed at the various spots of tour.
star-5
Amazing
Jessica_H, Oct 2021
Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
We loved our tour guide Marcus! He was very knowledgeable and made for a great trip! Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Beautiful rainy day
Theresa_F, Oct 2021
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
I was booked for a private tour. That means it was just my party in the van. Gunner was really knowledgeable and very patient. He even helped me recover my cell phone which was left at our very first stop. The weather was typical of Portland in October- a mix of rain, wind and chill. The rain just made the fall colors POP. We stopped at Trillium Lake (it was still open) and a hiked to at least 2 waterfalls and saw an untold number along the way. It was a beautiful day.
star-4
Breathtaking views
Sophia_D, Oct 2021
Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
The excursion itself was really nice. The scenery at each stop was breathtaking. Lunch options were lacking and the wine tastings costing an additional fee could have been more prominently advertised. The tour guide shared a wealth of knowledge about OR’s history and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable.
star-5
Great overview of the area
Catherine_S, Aug 2021
Mt. Hood/Gorge Waterfall Loop from Portland
The waterfalls were the awe inspiring part of the trip. Our guide, Peter, had a great depth of knowledge on the agriculture, industry and history, as well as flora and fauna, of the area. He shared about the fruit loop and we stopping at a working fruit farm. We recommend this trip.
star-5
Worth the money
Rachel_S, Jul 2021
1-Hour Private Air Tour of Mount Hood and Columbia Gorge
Really fun and beautiful experience. Our pilot was super friendly and full of information. For those who might be hesitant due to motion sickness, it really isn’t that bad! I popped a Dramamine and felt fine the whole ride.
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Beautiful scenery
Nancy_A, Sep 2021
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
Our guide John was great! He made it interesting and fun. The scenery was magnificent! The falls were beautiful and the resort near Mt. Hood was very unique.
star-5
The beautiful Pacific northwest.
Kathleen_G, Oct 2021
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
The falls were magnificent. Our guide Phil was very good, very knowledgeable, also very nice to take pictures of us in front of beautiful backdrops.
star-5
Perfect day trip
Jeromie_J, Oct 2021
Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Great day trip. Wineries were excellent. Falls were breath taking. Marcus the guide was perfect. Highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mt. Hood is well suited for outdoorsy travelers.

  • Pack water, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes for your visit.

  • Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the Columbia River Gorge across more than 60 miles (97 kilometers) of forested mountains, lakes, and streams to Olallie Scenic Area—a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.

  • There are six ski areas on Mt. Hood, one of which (Timberline Lodge) has lift service year-round.

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How to Get There

Mt. Hood is located about 50 miles (81 kilometers) east of most downtown Portland hotels. Shuttle buses make the journey, but the most efficient way to travel there is by car. Driving to Timberline Lodge from Portland takes a bit fewer than two hours.

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When to Get There

Mt. Hood has something to offer outdoors aficionados at all times of the year. While skiing and snowboarding at Timberline Lodge are certainly better in the winter, it’s fun to hit the slopes during the summer months, too. For mountain climbers, April through mid-June are generally regarded as the safest times to make the ascent up Mt. Hood, as there is less chance of an avalanche or a rockfall. The historic Columbia River and Hood River are great places to swim, hike, and windsurf in summer.

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Summiting Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood is the second-most climbed mountain in the world, with over 10,000 people summiting each year. This adventure is not for the faint of heart (or the poorly prepared)—even the “easiest” climb from Timberline Lodge is still very technical, and crampons, ice axes, ropes, and climbing gear are necessary year-round. Typically the round-trip climb takes eight to 10 hours.

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