Mt. Hood, rising 11,240′ into the bluebird sky, is crowned by eleven glaciers. It’s home to three ski areas, making it a great destination for skiing, even during the spring and summer months. And there is no shortage of hiking or biking options in the Mt Hood National Forest. It is possible to enjoy stunning high alpine glacial vistas in the morning and a lush waterfall swim in the afternoon.
Historic Timberline Lodge, sitting at 6000′ on the face of Mt Hood, is a WPA project built in the mid 1930s, constructed out of stone and wood from the surrounding forest. Trails into beautiful alpine lakes offer their unique view of the mountain. Forests and valleys are filled with wildflowers and fruit blossoms in the spring.
Hood River Valley is the river basin of Hood River, bounded by the Columbia River to the north, Mount Hood to the south. The rich volcanic soils makes the Hood River Valley one of the largest regions in the country for growing apples, pears and berries. So much so that the drive from Mt Hood to Hood River through the Valley is called the Fruit Loop. There are plenty of reasons why Mt. Hood is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.
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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. Many 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.