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

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

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 October 2015

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

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.

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.

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!

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 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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