This tour shows you Mount Hood and the surrounding area. We start with a drive through the Columbia River Gorge with stop at Multnomah Falls. Your introduction to the Hood River Valley features a stop at Panorama Point, with a splendid view of the peak of Mt. Hood to the south and the summit of Mt. Adams to the north. Then we are off to Sahalie Falls and the White River Glacier viewpoint. With a climb to the 6,000 feet we reach the world-famous Timberline Lodge, a national historic landmark. Leisure time here allows for lunch (no host), touring the Lodge, small Museum, and Visitors Center
Our Mount Hood & Hood River Valley Tour shows you Mount Hood and other Oregon’s crown jewels on a full day adventure.
The morning departure includes a drive through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area including a photo stop at Multnomah Falls. Your introduction to the Hood River Valley, world-famous for its pears, orchards and vineyards is a stop at Panorama Point. This natural promontory features a panoramic view of the peak of Mt. Hood to the south and the summit of Mt. Adams to the north, a sight you will never forget.
Then we are off to Sahalie Falls and a photo stop featuring a restored bridge from the 1920s on the original highway to Mt. Hood. As we skirt the flanks of Mt. Hood, you will see outstanding views of the snow-clad summit, Oregon’s highest peak. A photo stop at White River Glacier viewpoint will illustrate the power of glaciers in shaping our mountain range.
With a climb to the 6,000 feet we reach the world-famous Timberline Lodge, a national historic landmark completed in 1936 and one of the West’s iconic mountain lodges. Leisure time here allows for lunch (on your own), touring the lodge, and the forest service museum. There is time to enjoy a beverage in the Rams Head Lounge, a setting with spectacular views. The surroundings at Timberline feature views of the peak of Mt. Hood and the vastness of the Cascade Mountains, including Mt. Jefferson and other Oregon peaks in the distance.
Our return trip opens up views not seen on our ascent and features a stop at one of the popular fruit stands featuring products from the Hood River Valley.
As we return to Portland, you will have panoramic views of the Columbia River, the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806, and many natural landmarks including Wind Mountain, Table Mountain, and Beacon Rock.
Leaving Portland we travel to the north end of the Willamette Valley and its attractions. The driver guide narration provides a background for the variety of sights and stops on this tour. They include:
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Our easy to find boarding location is at 525 SW Naito Parkway. This is at foot of downtown Portland, across the street from the waterfront and just north of the Morrison Bridge. It is in a parking lot so look for the miniature Pink Trolley Sales Booth. The tour departs at 8:45am so please arrive no later than 8:30am to exchange your voucher for a ticket at our Gray Line/Pink Trolley Sightseeing sales booth.
We are now doing centralized hotel pickups for the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour and the Mount Hood & Hood River Valley Tour. The times and stops are as follows:
7:55am – Depart from Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront - 5 SW Clay - This stop in a short walking distance from the following hotels: Hyatt House, Riverplace Hotel, Marriott Residence Inn @ Riverplace
8:10am – Depart from the Benson - 309 SW Broadway - In front of the Benson Hotel - This stop in a short walking distance from the following hotels: Marriott Courtyard City Center, Marriott City Center, Dossier, Woodlark, Sentinel, Lucia, Vintage, Mark Spencer
8:15am – Depart from the Heathman - 1001 SW Broadway - In front of the Heathman Hotel - This stop in a short walking distance from the following hotels: Hilton, Paramount, Duniway, Nines, Zag, Deluxe, A.C., Red (Radisson)
8:30am – Depart from the ticket booth at 525 SW Naito Parkway
Pay parking will be available at our sales booth on weekends but space is limited on weekdays. There are five parking lots within a 2 block radius of our ticket booth and loading area
For information call us at 503-241-7373 or email us at [email protected]