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The Resort’s Recreation Department is where you’ll find details for off-site summer recreational needs.The direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

View the various off-property high adventure options from which Resort guests may choose:

Hiking and Nature Walks

Hiking and Nature Walks

Self-Guided Hiking Trails
The Mt. Hood National Forest is home to over 1,000 miles of hiking trails. At The Resort’s Recreation Department you’ll find maps, directions and additional information to send you confidently on your way to the following hiking trails.

  • Little Zig Zag Falls Trail – 0.6 mile (easy hike)
  • Trillium Lake Trail Loop – 2 miles (easy hike)
  • Old Salmon River Trail – 2.6 miles (easy hike)
  • Multnomah Falls Trail – 2.6 miles (moderate hike)
  • The Glade Trail – 2.7 miles (moderate hike)
  • Mirror Lake Trail – 3.2 miles (moderate hike)
  • Hidden Lake Trail – 4.2 miles (difficult hike)
  • Ramona Falls Trail – 7.1 miles (moderate hike)
  • Hunchback Mountain Trail – 10 miles (difficult hike)
  • Timothy Lake Trail Loop – 11.6 miles (moderate hike)
  • Pacific Crest Trail Timberline Trail Loop – 39.8 miles (difficult hike)
  • Historic Barlow Trail – Multiple trail entrances, moderate hiking
  • Wildwood Recreation Site – Multiple trails, boardwalk, playground, easy hiking

Guided Hikes
Let the expert guides of Mt. Hood Adventure take you on a hike in the Mt. Hood National Forest. They will identify plants, tree, and animals, as well as lead you on alternative routes to viewpoints and describe to you a slice of history in the area. Mt. Hood Adventure-guided hikes are hands on, experiential and interpretive in nature. They are a blast for everyone involved!

Mirror Lake Hike
This 3.2 mile roundtrip hike takes you through the forest to Mirror Lake with fantastic views of Mt. Hood and the famous reflection on this alpine lake. (Moderate Hike)

Water Fall Hike
Hike this fantastic 4.7 mile loop hike past Umbrella and Sahalie waterfalls. This hike has a 600 ft. elevation gain. (Moderate Hike)

Historic Government Camp Crosstown Trail Hike
Take a guided history walk through Government Camp and back around through the Cross Town Trail. This is a 6 mile hike that takes you through beautiful Mt. Hood National Forest and through main street Government Camp. (Moderate Hike)

Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake Pacific Crest Trail Hike
This gorgeous walk takes you to Little Crater Lake and to Timothy Lake with views of Mt. Hood along parts of the Pacific Crest Trail. 4.5 mile round trip. (Moderate Hike)

Timberline Lodge to Frog Lake Pacific Crest Trail Hike
Experience a spectacular 10 mile hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. There is a shuttle to Timberline and a pick up at Frog Lake. A boxed lunch from High Mountain Cafe is included. This hike leaves Mt. Hood Adventure at 8 AM and returns at approximately 4 PM. (This is an intermediate plus hike due to the length and duration.)

Sunset Hikes
Mt. Hood Adventure offers this spectacular sunset hike to Tom Dick Peak. It starts minutes from Mt. Hood Adventure. The guide takes you out, provides a nice snack and a great time. You will not want to miss this hike. Everyone visiting the Mt. Hood area should make this a yearly excursion! This hike is an average departure from government camp at 7 PM.

Hike and Kayak Combo Tour
This is the signature Mt. Hood Adventure summer tour. The hike starts from the Mt. Hood Adventure shop and goes through some of the most historic trails on Mt. Hood. The hike ends at Trillium Lake where the kayaks await. The group hops in the boats for fun paddling and some of the best views of the mountain anywhere. This is an AWESOME tour. This tour includes guide, kayak, personal flotation device, paddle, shuttle and more memories than you can stuff in your head.

Private Guided Tour
Let Mt. Hood Adventure take you out on a private guided tour. Learn all about the flora, fauna, history and more. Let them get you out to see some of the area’s great lakes, waterfalls and more.

Hikes are subject to availability. 72-hour advance reservations are required. For reservations and questions, contact Mt. Hood Adventure at 503-715-2175.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Fishing and Fly Fishing

Fishing and Fly Fishing

Fishing

The surrounding areas of Mt. Hood offer a variety of great fishing. Contact The Resort Recreation department for information regarding stocking schedules, permits and additional information for the following locations:

  • Mirror Lake
  • Trillium Lake
  • Timothy Lake
  • The Salmon River
  • The Sandy River
  • The Clackamas River
  • The Deschutes River
  • The Columbia River

Rainbow Trout Farm
Rainbow Trout Farm offers a place to catch fish and so much more. Rainbow Trout Farm is almost 30 pristine acres, featuring 10 ponds filled with Rainbow Trout, green meadows dotted with tall groves of trees, all framed by sweeping panoramas of luxurious, dense forests. Open daily 8 AM to dusk March 1 through October 15.

  • No license required
  • Tackle can be furnished
  • Acres of picnic grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No pets allowed
  • Pricing by the pound of each fish caught

For reservations or questions, contact Rainbow Fish Farm at 503-622-5223.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Fly Fishing Guided Services
Ted Neely Fly Fishing Guide Service offers guided fly fishing trips for anglers of all experience levels. Enjoy a trip along some of Oregon’s famous scenic and classic fly fishing rivers. They welcome anglers of all skill and interest levels, specializing in creating customized trips. They offer single or multi-day trips. Just pack your bag and let them provide the rest – including world class guides, expert instruction in casting with single or two handed rods, comfortable sleeping accommodations and first-class meals. Their goal is to provide a memorable experience and instill a passion for fly fishing plus build an understanding of the need to conserve our native fish and their habitat. Also to get you some fish and have some fun.

All fly fishing trips can include:

  • Full day(s) of guiding and personalized fly fishing instruction
  • Gourmet streamside meals
  • Water, coffee, soft drinks
  • Fly rods and flies
  • All camping gear (excluding sleeping bags and personal items)

Trips are subject to availability. 72-Hour advance reservations are required. For reservations or questions, contact Ted Neely Fly Fishing Guide Services at 503-622-4849.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Fly Fishing Shop
The best in the area for all your fly fishing needs! They offer supplies, classes, guided trips, rentals and much more. Open 362 days a year from 6 AM to 6 PM.

For reservations or questions, contact Fly Fishing Shop at 503- 622-4607.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

River Drifters started running commercial trips in 1979. At that time they were rafting one river and only operating for one month out of the year. Today, River Drifters operates on eight fabulous rivers in Oregon and Washington from March through October. They have grown from a very small company to one of the leading outfitters in the industry and still make it a point to treat all guests like family. Surpassing your expectations is their top priority. Whether you are planning a trip for yourself or for a large group from work, your family or school, their staff provides the needed assistance.

Deschutes River Half Day Trip
One of the most popular trips, this half-day adventure begins with a short drive to the launch site from River Drifters outfitter. Professional guides will introduce the Deschutes River to you with a safety talk and orientation. The first excitement of the day begins right away with over a mile of great pool and drop style rapids. The middle portion of the trip is fairly calm and is a great chance to unwind, relax or go for a swim. The last four miles of the trip are filled with the most challenging and fun rapids of the day. After the trip, you will be transported to your vehicle. Half-day trips usually last about three hours and are available at 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM.

The Deschutes River Full Day Trip
This full-day trip begins at 9:45 AM and finish the trip around 3:30 – 4 PM and takes you over many exhilarating rapids, gives you a great opportunity to relax and soak up some sun and plenty chances to jump in the river for a refreshing swim! In the morning you will travel through some very exciting rapids and drift through some placid pools. There is plenty of time for swimming, splashing the other boats or just sitting back and taking it all in! You will raft about 9 miles in the morning and stop for a riverside barbecue lunch featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, cookies, salads and some tasty BBQ. Following lunch, your adventure continues with the most whitewater of the day! At the end of the trip, they will transport you back to the meeting site. From there the guides will escort you to the photo shop to check out some of the day’s action (if you desire). Pictures from your trip are for purchase.

Sandy River Gorge Trip
River Drifters provides trips on the Sandy Gorge at two different times during the year. Late-April through mid-June is the primary season. But they occasionally offer trips during rainy October and November. Hey, it’s Oregon and you are going to get wet anyway, so a little liquid sunshine won’t hurt! On a Sandy Gorge journey, one will be encountered with such challenging rapids like the ’64, Boulder Rapids, Alder Creek, Rasp Rock, Drain Hole and Revenue Bridge Rapids. This run is chock full of many unnamed class III and IV rapids. Midway through the trip, a hearty and healthy river’s edge lunch will greet the hungry rafter.

Trips are subject to availability. 72-hour advance reservations are required .For reservations or questions, contact River Drifters at 800-226-1001.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding

Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding

Self-Guided Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding
Explore Mount Hood’s scenic lakes from a kayak or inflatable canoe! Feel like you’re part of the mountain! Special inflatable canoes and hard shell kayaks are easy enough that people of all ages can participate. Single or double are available. Kayaks and inflatable canoes can be rented from Mt. Hood Adventure in Government Camp .With an exclusive permit for the Mt. Hood National Forest; they can deliver directly to you. All pricings include boats, paddles, personal flotation devices and foot pumps as needed. Ask The Resort’s Recreation Department for recommendations on lakes to explore.

  • Single Kayak Rental
  • Double Kayak Rental
  • Single Inflatable Canoe Rental
  • Double Inflatable Canoe Rental
  • Paddle Board

Boat Delivery
Let Mt. Hood Adventure drop off and pick up a boat from your favorite mountain lake. They go to Trillium, Clear, Timothy, and Frog lakes seven days a week. Drop off times are between 9 – 11 AM and pick up times are between 3:30-5:30 PM.

  • Trillium, Frog and Clear Lakes Delivery
  • Timothy Lake Delivery

Guided Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding

Private Paddle Tours
Let Mt. Hood Adventure take you out on a private paddle tour, available 7 days a week! They have single and tandem kayaks, inflatable canoes and stand up paddle boards available.

Friday Night Sunset Paddles
Paddle on a local lake within minutes of the Mt. Hood Adventure shop in Government Camp. Watch the sun set with one of their expert guides while paddling around beautiful Clear Lake. 6 – 8 PM.

Paddle around Trillium Lake
This two-hour paddle takes place at Trillium Lake which is within minutes of the Mt. Hood Adventure shop in Government Camp and provides one of the best postcard shots of Mt. Hood anywhere.

Paddle around at Clear Lake
This paddle tour takes place at Clear Lake which is within minutes of the Mt. Hood Adventure shop in Government Camp. This alpine lake has beautiful views of Mt. Hood and you can even see an occasional bald eagle!

All paddle tour prices includes kayak, inflatable canoe or stand up paddle board (delivered), personal flotation device, paddle and guide.

Tours are subject to availability. 72-hour advance reservations are. For reservations and questions, contact Mt. Hood Adventure at 503-715-2175.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Self-Guided Mountain Biking
From beginners and families to advance adrenaline enthusiasts, Mt. Hood offers some of the best mountain biking experiences. Come visit us at the Recreation Department for maps, directions and additional information for the following mountain biking recommendations:

  • Wildwood Recreation Site
  • Sandy Ridge Trail System
  • Mt. Hood Adventure Park
  • The Glade and Alpine Trail
  • Old Salmon River Trail
  • Timothy Lake Trail Loop
  • Trillium Lake Trail Loop
  • The Resort at The Mountain Nature Trail (Coming Soon)

Guided Mountain Bike Tours – Bike Mt. Hood the Volcano Tour
This “explosive” mountain bike adventure shuttles you to 6,000 feet elevation to start your 2,000 feet 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 trees, plants, wildflowers and wildlife that inhabit the area. Tour price includes bike, helmet, guide and interpretive tour. Scheduled trips offered Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Call for additional private mountain bike tours and pricing being offered this summer.

Tours subject to availability. 72-hour advance reservations are. For reservations and questions, contact Mt. Hood Adventure at 503-715-2175.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Rock Climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing tours start out on the portable rock wall. The 32 foot high rock has 422 square feet of climbing face and twelve routes that change regularly. This adventure is perfect for everyone from beginners to experts.

Advanced Rock Climbing
Enjoy this world class climbing area right in our backyard! French’s Dome in the Mt. Hood National Forest offers a variety of routes of varying difficulty levels. There is something for everyone on this great rock. We recommend starting at the portable wall before heading out to the real thing. This is a great progression idea for anyone new to the sport of rock climbing.

Subject to availability. 72-Hour advance reservations are required. For reservations and questions, contact Mt. Hood Adventure at 503-715-2175.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

Timberline Lodge
The only place in the country where you can get on lift-accessible snow throughout the entire summer! The Palmer Snowfield provides amazing skiing and riding above tree line to the 8,540 feet level of Mt. Hood. Recommended for advanced intermediate and above skill level, there is nothing quite like carving turns and catching air on a warm summer day! Please note that the majority of publicly accessible terrain on the Palmer Snowfield is somewhat limited due to many ski race camps that reserve private lane space throughout the summer. There will always be one lane available for the public, with the potential for more on days when ski race camp traffic is lighter.

Summer Snow Season begins June 1, 2013.

Typically operate their best two lifts based on weather and snow conditions
Lift status and operating hours may change on a daily basis due to weather and snow conditions

Sightseeing and Exploration
One of the most popular summer activities is to ride the Magic Mile chair lift to the mountain’s 7,000 feet level. No skis or snowboards needed! The spectacular view of Mt. Hood, Palmer snowfield and nearby Mt. Jefferson is one visitors will not soon forget.

For reservations and questions, contact Timberline Lodge at 503-272-3311.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Mt. Hood Adventure Park

Mt. Hood Adventure Park

The Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl is Oregon’s most exciting summer attraction. It offers something for everyone! There are activities for the whole family – adrenaline junkies, naturalists and even the young ones! Their friendly and experienced staff will make sure your visit to the Mt. Hood Adventure Park is memorable and fun, guiding you through 20 attractions. Just 14 miles from The Resort at The Mountain, try one or all of the following:

  • Alpine Slide
  • Bungee Tower
  • Zip Lines
  • Indy Karts
  • Scenic Sky Chairs
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Reverse Bungee
  • Rock Wall
  • Horseback Rides
  • Mountain Bike Park
  • Summer Tube Hill
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kiddy Karts
  • Kiddy Canoe
  • Kid’s Play Zone
  • Mini Golf
  • Volleyball/Badminton
  • Batting Cages
  • Disc Golf
  • Zorb Balls (Human Hamster Balls)

For reservations or questions, contact Mt. Hood Adventure Park at 503-272-3206.

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740. It has brochures and complete pricing structure. You may also find this information in The Resort’s Lobby.

Guided Tours of the Area and Transportation

Guided Tours of the Area and Transportation

Tour around Mt. Hood
An incredible journey to see all the great sites, beautiful views, food, wine and beer Mt. Hood has to offer through a local guide. This tour will leave you breathless and truly in amazement. Local guide will provide transportation, water, knowledge, safety, snacks and food for your vacation. The best part is that you don’t even have to drive.
Tour Designed to your points of interest of the following included:

  • Wildwood Recreation Center
  • Timberline Lodge
  • Trillium Lake
  • Fruit Loop Farm in Parkdale
  • Lunch in Hood River
  • Winery or Brewery of Choice
  • (Cathedral Ridge Winery, Marchesi Vineyard, Naked Winery, Pheasant Valley, Double Mountain Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, Mt. Hood Brewing Company)
  • Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Crown Point Columbia Gorge View Point

Transportation, Wine, Brewery, Helicopter and Airplane Tours
Looking for a peak experience of the Mt. Hood area? Let The Resort’s Recreation Department set you up with a great tour of interest. Whether you are looking for transportation, grapes, hops or aerial views, we can make it happen. Give us a call for current rates, pricing and options to create an unforgettable memory of Mt. Hood!

Tours are subject to availability. 72-hour advance reservations are required. For reservations or questions, The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.

Skydiving

Skydiving

Skydive Oregon
A Superb Introduction to the World of Skydiving Professional First Jump Instruction, in Molalla since 1988!

Free-fall for almost a minute on your first jump as you share a parachute system designed for two people with a fully licensed Tandem Instructor. You and your Tandem Instructor will exit the aircraft at an altitude of 13,000 feet (that’s higher than the top of Mt. Hood) and free-fall at 120 mph for nearly one minute before opening your parachute. Following your free fall, you will enjoy a spectacular 5–7 minute parachute ride as you and your Tandem Instructor steer around the sky, while descending gently to the landing area

Your first tandems skydive includes:

  • Pre-jump instructional class
  • One tandem free-fall skydive, harnessed to a professional Instructor
  • All necessary equipment – including use of goggles, helmet and a jumpsuit
  • A 10 – 15 minute scenic flight in one of our modern turbine aircraft
  • Approximately one minute of free-fall from 13,000 feet
  • A spectacular 5 to 7 minute parachute flight to landing
  • Optional – Skydiving videos or video / photo packages are available for an additional charge

Subject to availability. 72-hour advance reservations are required. For reservations or questions, contact Skydive Oregon at 800-934-JUMP (5867).

The Resort’s Recreation Department direct line is 503-622-2211. In-room extension is 1740.