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  • Location:Hood River, Oregon
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)
Experience Oregon's beautiful scenery on this relaxing train journey along the historic Mt Hood Railroad. From Hood River, travel through the Columbia River Gorge and magnificent Cascade Range toward Mt Hood, Oregon's highest point, admiring views of woods, orchards and vineyards along the way. At Parkdale, where the railroad ends, explore the Hutson Museum, located on a National Historic Site with great panoramic views of Mt Hood. You have a choice of seating sections, and snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.


  • 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 train departs at 10am from Hood River Station in Hood River, a port on the Columbia River approximately 60 miles (96 km) east of Portland. Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and the magnificent Cascade Range, Hood River County is a scenic wonderland of natural beauty in every season.

Sit back, relax and enjoy picturesque views of forests, orchards, vineyards and hills as you travel along the historic Mt Hood Railroad toward Mt Hood and Mt Adams. No matter what time of year, you’ll be treated to gorgeous scenery. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.

When you arrive in Parkdale, a small community at the end of the railroad, hop off to walk around, enjoy your own pre-packed picnic lunch or simply walk around and take photos. Don't miss the Hutson Museum, an old barn-style building and prominent Parkdale landmark. Located on a 2-acre (1-hectare) National Historic Site, it offers awesome panoramic views of Mt Hood.

Then, hop back on the train for a relaxing return ride to Hood River. You’ll arrive around 2:15pm.

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 First Class in the Upper Dome, you'll sit twice as high as the rest of the train, with booth-style tables and dome-shaped windows for 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 2 to October 26 only.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great trip. Nice lunch. Nice relaxing day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

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

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Very interesting - nice lunch

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

enjoyed the tour ,the websitesaid tour started at 10 am when actually started at 11 am

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

We enjoyed the trip and the view. I was disappointed that we were so far from Mt Hood. thank you!

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Loved it! Lots of history shared by the tour operator. Great way to relax and see the country side with all its fruit orchards and vineyards... and exqusite views of Mt. Hood!
One suggestion; Upper floor train windows could use some cleaning.

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4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Our group of 4 went First Class. We paid for our tickets and expected to have reservations ready.
After waiting in a long line....the clerk said that Viator was new with their ticket sales and we didn't have reservations. : (
My heart dropped, but apparently there was still seats available for our group. : ) We had to pay for parking, as well. Everyone with or without a tickets stayed in the same line. Guess buying tickets ahead of time secured your seat, at least you hope so!!! First Class was worth the A/C...for sure, ride was a bit rocky at times for one person with motion sickness, but the view thru the rural area was pleasant. Lots of pear orchards and farming. We had a nice lunch at the 1/2 way point @ a local cafe. And then returned back to the station. The train was clean, met a few couples on the trip that shared stories. Oh.... Mt Hood was always in the back ground topped with snow and Hood River was just there! The train ride was a change of pace, as the day before we had been on our feet for about 10 hours.

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