Mt Hood Railroad

Mt. Hood Railroad


Take a trip on the Mt Hood Railroad through a section of Oregon's fruit country to the base of Mount Hood.

You will travel in a vintage Pullman Coach on a 100-year-old track that goes from Hood River through the communities of Odell and Dee and ending at Park Dale where there is a layover before the trip back. There is a light snack and beverage car and you can either take a picnic to eat in a park in Park Dale or you can eat at one of Park Dale's restaurants. 

Different Seasons Have Different Themes

Hood River Balley in Bloom


  • Fruit orchards in bloom
  • Beautiful autumn foliage
  • A pumpkin patch excursion
  • A Christmas Tree Express
  • A Christmas Polar Express

On the Pumpkin Patch trip you can choose your own pumpkin and enjoy Halloween activities. The Christmas Polar Express has caroling, Santa Claus, a Holiday Village, and cookies and hot chocolate. On the Christmas Tree Express you can bring home your Christmas tree.

Mt. Hood Railroad

Aaron Hockley

In addition to the above excursions there are:

  • Turkey Bowl Express
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Trains
  • Music and Comedy Trains
  • Wine Dinner Trains
  • Brunch and Dinner Trains
  • A special half hour Thomas the Train Excursion

Hood River is 60 miles east of Portland on I-84 that travels through the Columbia River Gorge.  (See the map below.) You can also easily get to Hood River from Government Camp on Mt Hood and from Bend in Central Oregon

It is a good idea to make reservations before you go and you can do that right here. Check the schedule and seating available and book your trip.

You may want to stay the night in Hood River. Here are two excellent choices:

For a very relaxing and romantic place to stay over looking the Columbia River and Gorge, try the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Another elegant and romantic hotel that over looks the Gorge is the Columbia Cliff Villas.

 How to Get to Hood River

Mt. Hood Railroad