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Take the Magic Mile Sky Ride on Majestic Mt Hood
Take the Magic Mile Sky Ride on Majestic Mt Hood, Old Parkdale Inn

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini

When it is hot in the Hood River Valley there is nothing like a ride on the Magic Mile chair lift on Mt Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak at 11, 240 feet. The majestic mountain can be seen from the Old Parkdale Inn and is an easy day trip, a lovely 35 mile drive.

Take the lift to the mountain’s 7000′ level – no skis or snowboards needed but if you do need a ski fix there are but a few places in the world where one can summer ski and on the Palmer Glacier on Mt Hood is one of them. The spectacular view of Mt. Hood, Palmer snowfield, and nearby Mt. Jefferson is one you’ll soon not forget. Allow 30 minutes to ride up and ride down, or 2 hours if you choose to ride up and walk down. The temperature can be cool on Mt. Hood, even in the summer. Please dress appropriately for current weather conditions.

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Let the Old Parkdale Inn be your home base when exploring the Hood River Valley, Columbia River Gorge or the Mt Hood National Forest. Whether your idea of a good vacation is fresh tracks on Mt Hood or relaxing in our gardens with a good book and your favorite beverage, there’s something near by for everyone.

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Take the Magic Mile Sky Ride on Majestic Mt Hood, Old Parkdale Inn

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4932 Baseline Dr, 

Mount Hood Parkdale, 

OR 97041, United States  

(541) 352-5551  parkdale@hoodriverlodging.com