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  • Location:Hood River, Oregon
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Mt Hood Railroad: Round-Trip Journey from Hood River to Mt Hood

Marvel at the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge and Cascade mountains aboard the historic Mt Hood Railroad. Depart Hood River for a 4-hour tour through orchards and vineyards on your way to Mount Hood. Disembark in Parkdale for stunning views, a nature walk and a visit to the Hutson Museum.


  • Round-trip train journey from Hood River to Parkdale
  • Travel through the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Range toward Oregon’s tallest mountain
  • Admire spectacular views of mountains, forests, orchards and vineyards from your seat
  • Visit the Hutson Museum in Parkdale, where the railroad ends at the foot of Mt Hood
  • Choice of seating section

What You Can Expect

Mt Hood Railroad: Round-Trip Journey from Hood River to Mt Hood

Mt Hood Rail Journey

Your morning tour on the Mt Hood Railroad begins in Hood River, a charming town situated at the crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the magnificent Cascade Range, approximately 60 miles (96 km) east of Portland. Arrive early at the Hood River Station and grab your reserved seat aboard the classic train.

Sit back, visit and admire Oregon’s unrivaled landscape views. Depending on the season, take in fields of spring wildflowers or the rusty colors of autumn as you wind through vineyards and orchards toward Mt Hood. Food and drink can be purchased onboard. 

Parkdale awaits as your train arrives in Mount Hood National Park. Take some time to explore the small Parkdale community and surrounding natural beauty, enjoy your own pre-packed lunch, or simply grab a seat on the grass and marvel at the brilliant panoramic views of Mt Hood.

Don’t leave without a quick trip to the Hutson Museum, a National Historic Site that offers local memorabilia, regional rocks and minerals, and Native American artifacts.

Return to Hood River by 2:15pm — plenty of time for exploring the city or getting out on the water!


Choose your seating section:

Coach Class
Coach Class features padded bench-style seating, tables and chair seating with window and aisle seats. Each table can accommodate four people. All cars have heating and restroom facilities, and some have air-conditioning.

Premium Seating/Lower Dome
Premium Seating in the Lower Dome features booth-style tables with large picture windows. Each table accommodates four people. This car has heating, air-conditioning and a restroom facility.

First Class/Upper Dome
In the Upper Dome, you'll perch on the train's second story. Enjoy booth-style tables and optimal panoramic viewing. This car has heating and air-conditioning, with a restroom located at the bottom of the stairs. Most tables accommodate four people.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs from March to October only.

Customer Reviews

Darrell O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

the tour was great,the sandwich was very good, and the service was great thank you again for the tour . Darrell Orand

Barbara Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Nice ride with beautiful scenery. The trip was listed on viaror as starting at 10 but it doesnt until 11. Web site needs to be changed.. we sat in the domed car and it is definitely worth it.

Carrie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Purchase was easy, trip was great and enjoyable. I didn't realize our seats were combined at a table with 2 strangers,, would have liked more privacy, but they were nice and after the Parkdale layover, folks moved around in the train and we gained more space. I miss Roman, he really added to the experience. Also, I recall 2 stopovers and there was only one this time. I would take this trip again. Hood River is fun to explore post train ride and the station is easy walking distance to town.

Marjorie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A delightful trip through the valleys of ready to harvest pears, forests, and just plain beautiful scenery on a real train. We rode the dome car and had a delicious lunch, served by outstanding young ladies Big bravos to them!

Johann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful scenery, well narrated, in absolute comfort. The food was good, the wine excellent. We thouroughly enjoyed our wonderfully slow trip though the valley.

William E H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great ride and the service was great.
We thought Parksdale could have better signage. We had trouble finding the Ice Cream shop.

Iona S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I am so happy with the tour food good service excellent. Gift shop at parkville has alot to be desired wish I could have bought some pears

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great trip. Nice lunch. Nice relaxing day.

Amy Jo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

A wonderful way to be surrounded by beauty. A perfect way to spend four hours.

Amy L

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

We had a nice trip aboard the train. The lunch that was served was very tasty and the staff very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately the weather was poor so we could not see much and being on the top of the train we were hoping to have awesome views which we would have but the rainy weather prevented this. My son 3 got a little motion sick as the train rocked back and forth pretty good.

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