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
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 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.