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 on the mountain is right around the corner! Mt Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations starting June 25.
Mt. Hood Meadows, 19 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn, will launch summer scenic chairlift and hiking operations June 25 – with 8.5 miles of newly-constructed 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.
COVID kept us and our guests off the Mountain in 2020. In 2019 the 3 of us took an amazing hike. Starting at the Meadows parking lot, we took the service road up to Upper Heather Canyon Falls then hiked 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:
June 26: SOLVE Mountain Cleanup
🍍July 10: Polynesian Food Festival
👩🏼🎨 July 11: Makers Market
🔭 July 17: Stargazer Dinner
🇲🇽 July 24: Foods of Mexico Festival
🏃🏼♂️July 31 – August 1: Wy’east Howl Adventure Run
August 6: Kiddie Bike Race
🍻August 21: Brew Fest
🐕🦺 August 28: Mutts on the Mountain Fundraiser for Oregon Humane Society
🌾 September 25: Fall Harvest Brew Dinner
We’re your home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond
After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.
What’s to do
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, biking and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. During the summer months stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.