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Mt Hood Meadows Summer Schedule
Mt Hood Meadows Summer Schedule, Old Parkdale Inn

By Mary Pellegrini

Mt. Hood Meadows Debuts More Than Eight Miles of New Hiking Trails this Summer for Mt. Hood’s Premier Chairlift-served Hiking Experience

The snow is melting, the weather is getting warmer, and the wildflowers are on their way. Summer has arrived on Mt. Hood and Mt. Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations starting June 16.

Mt. Hood Meadows, 19 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn, will launch summer scenic chairlift and hiking operations June 23 - with 8.5 miles of hiking trails from the base area. The trail system connects the base area to woodland trails through meadows of wildflowers to magnificent overlooks and waterfall hikes.

Hike Waterfalls and Wildflowers

Starting at the Meadows parking lot, take the service road up to Upper Heather Canyon Falls then hike the Timberline Trail past Pencil Falls and back down to the lodge. The wildflowers were amazing. The views were stunning. Take a bit off your mileage with a ride on the Stadium chair lift for trail access.

Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Meadows will host events on the Sun Deck with Mt. Hood as the backdrop. Summer on the mountain will see scenic chairlift rides, hiking, games on the deck, retail and food and drink. This list is just a start:

July 14 - Mountain Clean up
July 19 - 21 - Wy'East Trail Fest
August 2-3 - Hood Hundred
August 24 - Summer Brew Fest
September 7 - Mt Hood Trail Games

Summer Hiking Interpretive Signs

Seven interpretive signs were placed along newly constructed hiking trails at Mt. Hood Meadows. The signs provide hikers insight and perspective on the mountain environment, forest ecology and history of the area. The information on these signs enhance the intimate walk with nature and provides hiker something to ponder while they wander to create a greater appreciation for this mountain environment.

The signs are placed in the base area (History of Mt. Hood, Wildlife, History of Mt. Hood Meadows), along the Bear Grass Trail (Wetlands), and near the top of the Stadium chairlift (Fire Ecology, Glaciers, Volcanology). “This is a true real-time learning experience about the significance of wetlands, the effect climate change is having on our glaciers, why forest fires are an essential part of the mountain ecosystem and what wildlife you have a good chance of encountering while hiking. We feel presenting this information in the moment will be impactful and make those visiting think a little more about the nature of our mountain.” says a Meadow's spokeperson

Mt Hood Meadows Friday Night Summer Movies on the Deck schedule is here with a great lineup of classic films for you to enjoy out on the deck and under the stars. Here's the schedule:
Aug. 2: Grease (1978)
Aug. 9: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Aug. 23: FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Aug. 30: Shrek (2001)
Movies will start at dusk. Get more info and reserve your tickets here
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The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.

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Wet Planet Whitewater Adventures – ask us for a discount code: $10 each person on your raft adventure
Cascade Canyon Guide – request code for 10% off trips
Heart of the Gorge Sailing - request link for 10% select sails
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