Mt. Hood Railroad

The Mount Hood Railroad serves as an economic lifeline for the Hood River Valley, carrying fruit and forest products to market since 1906. In the 1920s and 30s, the railroad was used as a commuter train by area residents. The rail tours offer several excursion options, including scenic tours, brunch and dinner trains, a western… More
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Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge

Two iconic features dominate the mythical landscape of this region: the soaring basalt cliffs forming the tremendous river gorge and the snow-capped peak of the state’s highest volcano.

Within these boundaries, you’ll find no end of delights — towering old-growth forests, gushing waterfalls, spawning salmon and the mighty waters of the river. The valleys and hillsides are dotted with family farms and orchards, where chefs harvest fresh ingredients for their seasonally changing menus. This trove of natural wonders lures folks year-round, but especially in the summer, when crowds can tamper your pursuit of solitude; thankfully, you’ll often find quieter, lesser-known spots just around the corner. Whether you crave adventure or a taste of local bounty, come with a hefty appetite.

Traveler Alert:
Some areas of the Columbia River Gorge were impacted by the Eagle Creek fire of 2017. Before you head out, learn more about what’s open and closed on the Historic Columbia River Highway and check with USFS for the most up-to-date information on trail closures.


150 Beavercreek Road, Suite #245
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 655-8458

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Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge


Ask Oregon

Is there an alpine slide somewhere around Mt. Hood?

Yes, there is an alpine slide on Mt Hood, located at Ski Bowl East. In addition to the slide, they have 20+ activities available, including a zip line, bungee jumping, human hamster balls and more. My kids and I were just up there a couple of weeks ago and had a blast! Enjoy planning your…

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