Spring Recreation

With spring comes warmer temperatures but the mountain retains its heavy snow pack through this season, offerring beautiful blue-bird days on the slopes. As the snow slowly melts, the runoff brings chrome bright Chinook salmon and steelhead into the rivers around the mountain providing some of the best fisheries in the country. Not to mention the world famous salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes River. Trails begin to open up at lower elevations offering excellent opportunities for hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. Local golf courses are also a great relaxing activity in the spring time.

Skiing & Boarding

Skiing & Boarding

When the snow starts to fall on Mt. Hood, snow enthusiasts eagerly await news of opening day at Skibowl, America`s Largest Night Ski Area and the closest ski resort to Portland, Oregon. Skibowl offers the best skiing in Oregon for more reasons than just one.
Mt. Hood Skibowl provides snow riders with some of the best terrain in the Mt. Hood National Forest, featuring 34 fully lit runs, 65 runs total and a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. With the most Black Diamond runs of any resort in state and two fully lit terrain parks, Skibowl draws accomplished snow riders as well as beginners and intermediate riders out for a great time.
Check our calendar. We have a full slate of great winter events. Show up and sign up!
Oregon skiing and snowboarding fun starts at Skibowl, less than one hour east of Portland.
Mt. Hood Skibowl is an equal opportunity recreation provider operating under a special use permit from Mt. Hood National Forest.
Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

GET OUT and glide through the peace and quiet of the Mt. Hood National Forest on a set of Recreational Cross Country Skis. Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to exercise outside in the winter! Let us outfit you in our great waxless sets and get you out on some of the best trails in the area.

Mt Hood Outfitters Cross Country Ski Tours provide a great opportunity to learn about the areas extensive history, flora, and fauna and to take in the serene beauty of the forest. Our expert guides lead tours for all skill levels and even provide some lessons and tips that will help you progress as a Cross Country skier. On clear days you will enjoy the awesome views of Mt Hood. Our tours are customized for people of all ages and abilities with short and long distance loops available. This is a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate or advanced skier.


Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is the easiest way to GET OUT and experience a winter wonderland in the Mt. Hood National Forest. An activity for all ages and ability levels, if you can walk, you can snowshoe. A guided snowshoeing tour will be one of the best things to do this winter on Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon. Follow trails deep into the forest to discover snow covered old growth trees and see native birds, animals, tracks and more as your guide provides local knowledge and stories about the area. With a variety of tours available, choose from a family adventure on flat groomed trails or explore the steep, deep powder that can challenge the fittest of fit.

We welcome ALL friends, so bring them all. From youngsters to your four-legged friends, snowshoeing is an amazing experience for each and every on of us.

Snowshoeing was one of the earliest known ways to travel from point A to point B in the snow. The sport started with a bow or limb cut from a tree and strapped to your feet. The design then turned to the giant "tennis racquet", and now a new generation of snowshoes has emerged to keep you floating on top of the snow in all conditions. Here at Mt. Hood Adventure we are huge fans of MSR (Mountain Safety Research) snowshoes and offer the Evolutions model for all our customers going out on a tour.


Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Get out on one of the wildest winter adventures on Mt. Hood. Discover a winter wonderland in the backcountry of the Mt. Hood National Forest on the saddle of a snowmobile. Voted as the best thing to do on Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon in the winter, if you haven`t experienced a snowmobile trip, now is the time for your trip of a lifetime! Bring the whole family, including the kids, or gather up your friends to come tear it up in the snow! Our expert guides possess in-depth trail knowledge and extensive knowledge about the entire Mt. Hood area. Each and every guide is trail tested and trained in CPR and First Aid for your safety. Mt. Hood Outfitters holds the only permit available in the Mt. Hood National Forest to guide snowmobile tours. Tours begin at either Frog Lake Sno-Park or Skyline Sno-Park, both along HWY 26.
Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing

The Snow Tube and Adventure Park at Skibowl East is fun for everyone! The fun begins as you ride one of our two conveyors to the top of the main hill. Then it`s a heart-pounding ride to the bottom in one of our specially designed tubes. For the more adventurous, try steeper runs on the Extreme Tube Hill (open based on conditions). The Snow Tube and Adventure Park also includes the Amaze`n Maze and Frosty`s Playland with Kids Tubing Carousel, Kiddie Snowmobiles and a heated indoor Play Zone.

Cosmic Tubing kicks off Winter Break. Cosmic Tubing is the best party on the mountain! Enjoy over 600,000 LED lights, laser light shows, black lights, colored lights, rocking music and more! It will be the most fun you`ve had all weekend. Don`t bother walking up the hill with that big tube, just jump on Mt. Hood`s only dual conveyor lifts dedicated to tubing, and relax all the way to the top! Great fun for the whole family!

Fishing

Fishing

Whether you bring a pole and head out to Trillium Lake or commission a guided trip on the Deschutes or Columbia Rivers, you will find that the line and hook are always busy in the Northwest. The Mt. Hood National Forest provides an endless number of fishing opportunities for the experienced and beginning angler. Beautiful rivers and streams, high elevation lakes, reservoirs and even small ponds offer just about every setting one could hope for to relax and fish, or just enjoy the magnificent scenery. Nearby lakes and rivers host Trout, salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and bass and are popular for Fly Fishing as well as spinners and bait fishing.
Hiking

Hiking

It goes without saying that the Mt. Hood National Forest provides one of the world`s most remarkable backdrops for hiking and exploration. Our guided hiking tours are the best ways to really discover this beautiful volcano. You can trek with our guides on a variety of hikes ranging from a few hours to multi day trips like the one along Timberline Trail. You can sign up for one of our many backpacking trips or have our Mount Hood hiking and camping experts put together a special trip just for your group. Mt Hood Outfitters provides immense access to the Mount Hood National Forest. Mount Hood is the most climbed glacier peak in North America and second in the world behind Japan`s Mt Fuji. The great thing about hiking Mount Hood is the diversity of the hiking experiences, from beginner all the way up to climbers looking for more of a challenge.

At Mt. Hood Outfitters we offer the most knowledgeable and best guides on Mt. Hood for getting out on any of the 1,200 miles of trails in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Birding & Wildlife Watching

Birding & Wildlife Watching

From tiny bushtits to huge raptors, indigenous and often rare bird species witnessed near Mt. Hood and Hood River provide unlimited entertainment for bird watchers amid the gorgeous Oregon landscape.
Golfing

Golfing

Choose between 9 and 18-holes at numerous courses in the Mt. Hood area
Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is housed in a beautiful structure in the heart of Government Camp. Located along the ruts of the historic Barlow Road, the building site offers a wonderful view of Mount Hood. The museum consists of six galleries plus a rentable meeting/multipurpose room.
Historic Mt Hood Train

Historic Mt Hood Train

An excellent way to explore the Hood River valley for all ages
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Windsurfing began as a sport in the 1980s, seeking to gain a more nation-wide traction to it. In practice, the sport deals with a few obstacles, typically with wind storms and unideal temperatures. But not in Hood River. With the magnificent Columbia Gorge in its front yard, the wind comes with the sun. The river canyon runs through the Cascade Mountains, with rock walls towering 1,400 to 4,000 feet high above the water. In the summer months, wind channels through the canyon and into Hood River, giving windsurfers worldwide a destination to seek out.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mt. Hood Outfitters is your local guide for beginner to expert level mountain biking on & around Mt. Hood Oregon. Our Tour Guides have firm knowledge of the many miles of mountain bike trails that wind down & around Mt. Hood.

Depending on trail conditions (whether the snow has melted or not!) there a few Tour options from which to choose. The Pioneer Bridle Tour connects the towns of Government Camp to Rhododendron with either our private shuttle or the local Mt. Hood Express Bus transporting you back up to our shop after you 9 exhilarating miles down the hill.

The Bike the Volcano Tours offer a fun & explosive mountain bike adventure that begins at Timberline Lodge with the option to go slower & less distance or extend it all the way down to Trillium Lake. No need to huff and puff on this one as we shuttle you to 6000' elevation to start your 2000' cruise back to Government Camp. Follow your friendly guide as you explore the Mt. Hood National Forest, stopping to get the best views and learning about this dormant volcano! Along the way you will also hear about the all the trees, plants, wildflowers, and wildlife that inhabit the area.

All Tours include your bike, helmet, & expert interpretive Tour Guide.

Mt. Hood Outfitters

Mt. Hood Outfitters

"The leading recreational outfitter guide service in the Mt. Hood National Forest" - The Oregonian. Find Your Adventure on Mt. Hood! Mt Hood Outfitters can help you gear up for all your Mt. Hood activities. Mountain Biking, Hiking Gear, Canoeing,Kayaking, Paddleboards and White Water Rafting Contact Mt. Hood Outfitters to arrange any of the activities below and be sure to mention your Gold VIP Discount Card!
Waterfalls & Lakes

Waterfalls & Lakes

Mt Hood Outfitters gives you options when taking a lake tour. Choose between a canoe, kayak or even a paddleboard. There are excellent canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding opportunities flourish at the countless lakes in and around Mount Hood. During the summer months, these lakes feature both recreational floaters out for a scenic afternoon and fisherman trying to pull in that trophy trout. Mt Hood Outfitters also offers canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals for those that want to venture out on their own.

Guided lake tours provide a unique look into the ecology and geology of these Pacific Northwest lakes. No experience is necessary and we provide all the equipment. Our experienced guides will share with you some natural history that surrounds our Mount Hood lakes. There are so many lakes to explore here on Mount Hood and we`ll provide guided tours of many of them, such as Trillium Lake, Frog Lake or Clear Lake.

Learn about the fascinating history of Trillium Lake with a guided kayak tour, paddleboard your way around Clear Lake, or enjoy a sunny or fall day on the water of Frog Lake. Our guided lake tours are a special experience for the whole family. Now it`s just time to decide what kind of guided lake tour you would prefer.

Climbing Mt Hood

Climbing Mt Hood

Mount Hood, Oregon`s highest summit at 11,240 feet, is a dormant volcano covered with 11 active glaciers. This snow covered peak lies at the heart of Mount Hood Wilderness and is covered with forested slopes and alpine meadows. Mount Hood attracts more than 10,000 climbers a year, making Mount Hood`s summit the most visited snow covered peak in America.