Fall Recreation

On the mountain, summer and fall often run together with all of your summer activities lasting well into September and October.

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl

Over 20 attractions, including the alpine slide, indy carts, bungee tower, lift-serviced mountain biking, reverse bungee, zip line, batting cages, miniature golf, frisbee golf, rock climbing wall, kid`s play zone, scenic sky chair and much more
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.
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.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

The Mt. Hood National Forest offers us some amazing locations for outdoor Rock Climbing! Our Forest Service Permit allows us to take you to either the epic French`s Dome or the beautiful Salmon River Slab. Both rocks offer climbers a variety of climbs from Beginner to Advanced.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

We offer the only guided Horseback Trail Rides in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Explore the backcountry on miles of trails through old growth forest and open alpine meadows. Incredible views abound as you saddle up for a spectacular adventure through the Cascade mountain range. Our guides service a variety of well-trained horses in order to get you into the outback. They`ll ensure the saddles, stirrups and all equipment is installed properly for each rider for an enjoyable experience. Whether you`re out to ride solo, with your significant other, or with the whole family, our guides will ensure you`ll have an amazing journey along the way! For longer than 30 minute rides, larger groups and overnight trips, please notify us in advance so custom arrangements can be made for your specific journey. Happy Trails!
Canoeing/Kayaking

Canoeing/Kayaking

Kayak & Canoe Tours are led by our most experienced Tour Guides that are trained in safety, navigation and of course storytelling! You are sure to be in great hands and have a great time, filled with memories to last a lifetime! Whether your interested in booking a sunny afternoon Kayak Tour to enjoy grand views of Mt. Hood or you want to head out early to possibly spot the river otters in the lake, we`ve got the right tour for you.
Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

A whitewater rafting trip down our beautiful rivers is a ride you won`t soon forget. Rafting is one of the wildest forms of relaxation you`ve ever experienced, and we guarantee you`ll experience it right. The Deschutes River is world-famous for its rapids! Come experience its beauty and thrills. This river is perfect for the beginning rafter all the way up to a seasoned veteran. The launching point for the Deschutes River Whitewater Rafting Trip is located only 45 minutes away from Mt. Hood Outfitters, in Maupin, Oregon. You can take the short drive yourself or arrange a shuttle to do the driving for you. Let us know which day you would like to take a trip and we will make all the reservations for you.

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!
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.

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.
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`d prefer.

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, 18 and 27-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.
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.
Historic Mt Hood Train

Historic Mt Hood Train

Mount Hood Railroad is a century-old, short line railroad offering scenic passenger excursions through Northern Oregon. Located just outside of Portland, Mount Hood Railroad offers round-trip excursions to Parkdale as well as seasonal special events. Our trips offer a thousand views as we travel through orchards, vineyards, and forests enjoying picture-perfect views of snow-capped Mt. Hood and capturing the nostalgia of classic American train travel along the way.
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.