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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Columbia River Gorge on this full-day trip from Portland to Mount Hood! With your small group, take a guided tour of such iconic Oregon destinations as Multnomah Falls and the famous Timberline Lodge, and enjoy lunch in the charming city of Hood River.
  • Travel along the Historic Columbia River Highway
  • Enjoy views of the Columbia River Gorge and from Rowena Crest
  • Stop to buy lunch in the charming town of Hood River
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Maximize a full day in the Columbia River and Mt. Hood regions on this top-rated day trip.
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Transportation
Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Trillium Lake stop depend on weather, fires & excessive traffic.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please stand near the front lobby doors of the hotel and wait for your Tour Guide.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Your day trip begins early with hotel pickup from downtown Portland. You'll embark en coach for an exhilarating morning drive through the Columbia River Gorge. Catch spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains that flank the river and glimpse a waterfall or two.

Along the forested highway, visit Oregon’s famous waterfall Multnomah Falls. Join your guide and fellow visitors on Benson Bridge and snap a picture of the 611-foot-tall cascade of water as it crashes below. 

Next, continue to Hood River, a picturesque valley town renowned as a prime destination for wind sports. Watch kiteboarders and windsurfers skate across the water as you learn about Hood River’s rich environmental and cultural history. Then take some free time for lunch, shopping or tasting local wines. 

The final stop on your guided tour is the glorious Mount Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak at 11,249 feet (3,429 meters) and Timberline Lodge. Take a mountain walk or a self-guided visit through the renovated lodge that was once the setting for the classic film The Shining.

Your day concludes back in Portland by early evening.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects the spectacular canyon where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains - with cliffs and overlooks of Washington to the north and Oregon's mountains and waterfalls to the south. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area. As we drive to Multnomah Falls and Hood River we will be driving through the Columbia River Gorge.
Stop At:  
Multnomah Falls
A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland. Visiting Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water, lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close and with ease. We will stop here and you will have time to walk to Benson Bridge and explore the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Overlooking a major chokepoint along the Ice Age Floods path, Rowena Crest lies at nearly 700 feet above the Columbia River at the upstream end of Rowena Plateau, a miles-long promontory that protrudes into the path of the river. This forces the river around the plateau through a relatively narrow section of the Gorge known as the Rowena Gap. We will stop here and enjoy the view while taking amazing photographs!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mount Hood
Mt. Hood’s perpetually snowy peak — crowned by eleven glaciers, one for every thousand feet it rises above sea level — can be seen from miles and miles away. It’s home to a total of six ski areas, making it a great base camp for skiers. Beautiful alpine lakes with names like Lost, Trillium and Mirror dot Mt. Hood’s flanks, each offering its own unique view of the mountain.
Stop At:  
Timberline Lodge
Constructed in 1937, Timberline Lodge stands on the south slope of Mt. Hood at an elevation of 6,000 feet. This beautiful 55,000 square foot structure rises out of a pristine alpine landscape and is still being used for its original intent – a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for everyone to enjoy. Legendary and awe-inspiring, it's a tribute to the rugged spirit of the Pacific Northwest and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under the age of 6 require a car seat for this tour; please bring your own, as the local operator will not be able to accommodate children without a car seat
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hub World Travel dba America's Hub World Tours LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This tour is a great option for folks who are in Portland for just a few days but don't want to rent a car but *do* want to see more of the state." See review
  • "Just need to remember to bring a jacket as cold on top of mountain." See review
  • "I highly recommend this excursion for a full day of seeing some of the essential sights." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Spectacular Sights All Along the Way
Bruce_A
, Oct 2021
All along the trip to Mt Hood were beautiful and impressive views: Multnomah Falls, impressive height and a double falls; The Columbia Gorge, gorgeous with lunch at a beautiful garden; seeing the salmon run; Mt Hood and the National Park with it’s impressive lodge near the foot of the mountain all made it an impressive day!
star-5
Best day of our Washington/Oregon vacation!
Amy_B
, Oct 2021
Everything about this day was memorable! John did a marvelous job of driving, sharing lots of information, enthusiastic about everything he shared, and was determined to show us as many pretty scenes as he could! It could not have been a better day! Thanks again, John!!
star-5
Waterfalls!
Elizabeth_O
, Oct 2021
We really enjoyed the full day tour to Mount Hood and loved seeing all of the waterfalls. A totally different take on a Portland vacation. The trees up high we’re covered with snow-looked like Christmas card picture.
star-5
Relaxing, local history, scenic
Kerwin_M
, Oct 2021
Well worth the money! Beautiful scenic views, as well as fun and interesting history told along the way.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour (with the RIGHT guide)
Paul_G
, Oct 2021
This comprehensive tour was made meaningful by the energy, knowledge, and tireless communication skills of the guide, John. But he may have made all the difference from this being just a ling day in a van to a great tour full of interesting facts. I say this because I had another tour by the same company on the next day (to Cannon Beach and the Oregon coast) which really suffered in comparison. So, if you have a choice, ask for John…otherwise, the 9.5 hour day could be very long and dull.
star-5
Recommend
PURBASHA_M
, Oct 2021
Our driver (John) was very knowledgeable. Ride was very comfortable and we got enough time to explore each location.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Gorgeous day and scenery with a highly knowledgeable tour guide
Kimberly_C
, Sep 2021
We loved our tour and our tour guide was John. He was spectacular! So knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much and more than expected. The day was gorgeous as was the scenery. We had enough time at each stop too. I have some amazing photos that I will frame and share with friends and family. The day was perfect in every way. Cannot say enough good things about John and the knowledge he shared with all of us. Tour was September 24, 2021.
star-5
Jarrett was great! He...
Ellen_D
, Sep 2021
Jarrett was great! He added many awesome side stops to our day and it really felt like we experienced “local” spots, off the beaten path! great day, great adventure
star-5
Fun day exploring Mt. Hood
Sheila_D
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Norman, was terrific! Provided history of the area and was hysterical trying to catch salmon in a creek.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day!
star-5
Mt.Hood & Falls Tour & much more
Sandy_P
, Sep 2021
This tour is really shows the wonder & beauty of what Oregon offers! Our guide John is knowledgeable, wonderful & fun! So much to see & experience & a great day taking in all this tour has to offer, so worth it for sure...thanks John.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
John is an amazing Tour Guide and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day exploring with him!

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