8 Day Trips from in Hood River That You Shouldn't Miss

September 4, 2021 Marianna Hollaway

Hood River beckons travelers with the scent of orchard blooms and the promise of adventure on the rushing waters of the Columbia River. The winds through the Columbia River Gorge provide the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kite surfing, making the city a hotspot for those sports in recent years. The surrounding area is ripe with orchards growing cherries, apples, peaches and other sweets. Take the Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad through the orchard route and take in the views of Mt. Hood.
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1. Private Group Tour up to 11 of Columbia River Gorge & Waterfalls from Portland

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Embark on an intimate, Oregonian-led private group tour of the Columbia River Gorge and waterfalls. Your seasoned, local guide will take you on a 4-hour adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest's most breathtaking views and waterfalls. From Chanticleer viewpoint, Crown Point, and the Vista House, you'll see the vast expanse of the Gorge stretching as far as the eye can see.  Learn the real story of the Gorge from its history to its unique geology as you're guided to numerous waterfalls, including the iconic 620 foot Multnomah Falls. Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off and transportation in custom equipped 4x4 Mercedes Benz vehicle. Private tour is limited to a maximum of 11 people.

Inclusions: Local guide, Live commentary on board, Transportation, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private/Custom 4x4 Tour Vehicle, Bottled water

Exclusions: Lunch

Reviewed By Alfalfasgirl

Excellent tour, friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, and able to accommodate me last minute..thank you! I could not have asked for more. The falls just opened the day before my arrival in Portland and the previous tour I had set up did not answer my repeated phone calls to verify pick up and even told me by email the falls were closed so I was left scrambling. I was so excited to see the falls as I had planned months ago. Having a private tour was very nice and the price was very reasonable. If I ever have the opportunity to come to Portland again I will definitely seek this company first. The owner grew up here and is the 2nd oldest touring company here. He will make your tour special for sure

2. Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

4841 SE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, USA Terran Travels
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Mt. Hood is the highest summit in Oregon, and the fourth highest in the Cascades. It features waterfalls, glaciers, and historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression, and featuring the longest ski season in the US. To the north of Mt. Hood is the Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area (AVA), the lovechild of the Columbia Valley and Willamette Valley AVAs. You will get intimate with this area through a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, wine tasting, and a stop at Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon. Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology, natural resources, and wine, will teach you about the natural history, cultural history, and wine background of the area, as you drive the Mt. Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byways. You'll visit 2 wineries. We cover lunch, you cover tasting fees.

Inclusions: Lunch, Snacks, Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, PA system to hear the guide from the back row

Exclusions: Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities (always appreciated)

Reviewed By ehalvo999

Chris was filling in for Marcus on our tour, and we had an amazing time! My parents were visiting Oregon from the East Coast for the first time, and I wanted them to see a different side of Oregon. Chris dazzled us with his impressive knowledge of the region, as well as the science and artistry involved in winemaking in the Willamette Valley. The drive was beautiful and we saw three wineries, each off the beaten track and each with their own unique personalities. The landscapes were breathtaking, and we became experts in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lunch was from Elephants Delicatessen in Portland and really hit the spot - my boyfriend and I will definitely go there for ourselves sometime. It was a great way to relax, learn more about Willamette Valley, and spend time with family, all under the guidance of a friendly and approachable expert. A perfect way to convince my parents to move out West.

3. Private Mt Hood Loop Tour including Multnomah Falls

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Join us on our full day guided tour from Portland to Mt. Hood. By visiting Mount Hood with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, you will have multiple opportunities to get the best photographs of the awe-inspiring scenery, and to learn about the history and heritage of Portland’s iconic mountain. Our tour will depart the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland by first taking you into the wonders of the Columbia River Gorge. We will follow the Columbia River east to the town of Hood River for lunch before driving up through the Hood River Valley to the south side of Mt. Hood. The sites that we may visit include: Multnomah Falls, Rowena Crest, a farm stand (seasonally), and Timberline Lodge. Your route may vary based on weather and road conditions but our guides will make necessary changes to enhance your Mt Hood Loop tour experience.

Inclusions: Bottled water

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By amykarns

This was our first trip to Oregon and we’re very excited to see the different parts of the coast. Our tour guide was awesome and pointed out lots of local facts. Cannon beach was the highlight of our tour.

4. The Hood-Columbia Loop: Timberline, Orchards, and Waterfalls

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Mt. Hood is the highest summit in Oregon, and the fourth highest in the Cascades. It features waterfalls, glaciers, and historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression, and featuring the longest ski season in the US. To the north of Mt. Hood is the Hood River Valley. You will get intimate with this area through a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, fruit stands in the Hood River Valley, downtown Hood River (your opportunity for lunch and/or alcoholic beverages), and breathtaking stops in the eastern and western Columbia River Gorge (Multnomah Falls included). Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology and natural resources, will teach you about the natural and cultural history of the area, as you drive the Mt. Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byways. Maximum group size of 11. Pickup and drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions: Snacks, Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, Parking Fees, PA system so the back row can hear the guide

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities (always appreciated)

Reviewed By ehalvo999

Chris was filling in for Marcus on our tour, and we had an amazing time! My parents were visiting Oregon from the East Coast for the first time, and I wanted them to see a different side of Oregon. Chris dazzled us with his impressive knowledge of the region, as well as the science and artistry involved in winemaking in the Willamette Valley. The drive was beautiful and we saw three wineries, each off the beaten track and each with their own unique personalities. The landscapes were breathtaking, and we became experts in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lunch was from Elephants Delicatessen in Portland and really hit the spot - my boyfriend and I will definitely go there for ourselves sometime. It was a great way to relax, learn more about Willamette Valley, and spend time with family, all under the guidance of a friendly and approachable expert. A perfect way to convince my parents to move out West.

5. Columbia Gorge & Hood River Wine Tour

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This is a private tour with lots of flexibility to explore the breathtaking and rugged beauty of the Columbia Gorge, various waterfalls like Multnomah Falls, a lunch stop in the quaint historic downtown Hood River, and the opportunity to do a wine tasting on both the Oregon side and Washington side. This can be either a wine tour, nature tour or both. Expect a full day tour about 10am-5pm with flexibility if you need to get back sooner.

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Local guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Gratuities

Reviewed By K1019SPstevena

We were so excited to visit Portland for the first time, but then we had an injury to a family member and could no longer go. Paul was very courteous, professional and easy to contact about re-scheduling. So, even if we did not have a chance to go on the tour, we are still impressed. Thanks Paul!

6. Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Visit the top attractions near the Portland, Oregon area on this guided, half-day tour. Spend an afternoon taking in some amazing views of  Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Start along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Some of the viewpoints in the area may include Portland Women Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls. Bring a camera to capture the indescribable views.

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Hotel pickup and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks

Reviewed By 888travelert

We took three three tours with America's Hub. In fact, when they had to reschedule a coastal tour they provided us with a private downtown tour. All three tours - half day downtown Portland, half day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge, and full day coastal tour far exceeded our expectations. Phil was our tour guide for the two half day tours and Carrie was our tour guide for the full day coastal tour - they were both very knowledgeable, and offered lots of great tips on restaurants, and scenic hot spots, I would highly recommend all three of these tours,

7. Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

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See the natural wonders that line the Historic Columbia River Highway on this day trip from Portland to Mt Hood. With a guide, you'll be whisked to some of Oregon’s most spectacular sights, including Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, as you learn about the area along the way. Stop by attractions like Timberline Lodge and Rowena Crest, and have free time for lunch in Hood River.

Inclusions: Professional Tour Guide, Transportation, Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By 888travelert

We took three three tours with America's Hub. In fact, when they had to reschedule a coastal tour they provided us with a private downtown tour. All three tours - half day downtown Portland, half day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge, and full day coastal tour far exceeded our expectations. Phil was our tour guide for the two half day tours and Carrie was our tour guide for the full day coastal tour - they were both very knowledgeable, and offered lots of great tips on restaurants, and scenic hot spots, I would highly recommend all three of these tours,

8. Private Tour at The Hood-Columbia Loop: Timberline, Orchards, and Waterfalls

Terran Travels

Mt. Hood is the highest summit in Oregon, and the fourth highest in the Cascades. It features waterfalls, glaciers, and historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression, and featuring the longest ski season in the US. To the north of Mt. Hood is the Hood River Valley. You will get intimate with this area through a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, fruit stands in the Hood River Valley, downtown Hood River (your opportunity for lunch and/or alcoholic beverages), and breathtaking stops in the eastern and western Columbia River Gorge (Multnomah Falls included). Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology and natural resources, will teach you about the natural and cultural history of the area, as you drive the Mt. Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byways. Maximum group size of 11. Pickup and drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions: PA system so the back row can hear the guide, Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, Parking Fees, Snacks

Exclusions: Gratuities (always appreciated), Lunch

Reviewed By ehalvo999

Chris was filling in for Marcus on our tour, and we had an amazing time! My parents were visiting Oregon from the East Coast for the first time, and I wanted them to see a different side of Oregon. Chris dazzled us with his impressive knowledge of the region, as well as the science and artistry involved in winemaking in the Willamette Valley. The drive was beautiful and we saw three wineries, each off the beaten track and each with their own unique personalities. The landscapes were breathtaking, and we became experts in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lunch was from Elephants Delicatessen in Portland and really hit the spot - my boyfriend and I will definitely go there for ourselves sometime. It was a great way to relax, learn more about Willamette Valley, and spend time with family, all under the guidance of a friendly and approachable expert. A perfect way to convince my parents to move out West.

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