Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals
Discover popular Oregon destinations
Discover Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood rises 11,239 feet above sea level, and its base spreads over 92 square miles. It is the highest mountain in Oregon, the fourth highest in the string of Cascade Mountain Range volcanoes stretching from Mt. Garibaldi in British Columbia south to Mt. Lassen.
Located roughly 50 miles from Portland, where peaks can be visible, it is a quick road trip suited to meet individual, group or family needs. Eleven glaciers grace Mt. Hood’s peak. Since Mt. Hood is an outdoor lover’s paradise, there are plenty of seasonal activities: skiing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking and much more!
Mount Hood, Oregon gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. The area averages 46 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 145 sunny days per year (the US average is 205 sunny days).
Are you looking for specific information? Here are some ideal outings to get you started.
Visit Trillium Lake: Trillium Lake is a lake situated 7.5 miles south-southwest of Mount Hood in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was created by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1960. It was formed by a dam at the headwaters of Mud Creek, a tributary to the Salmon River. The area, now the lake, was part of the Barlow Road, a component of the Oregon Trail.
Hit the Slopes at Mt. Hood Skibowl: For fair weather skiing, snowboarding and tubing, Mt. Hood Skibowl is a popular location for locals and visitors alike. Here, they can accommodate your evening adrenaline rush. Care to do some night skiing?
Kayak the Willamette River: Take in breathtaking views of Willamette Falls with a local kayaking tour company. There are many in the area, so take advantage of online reviews/Groupons.
Check out the Museum of the Oregon Territory: This interpretive center has refreshed its displays with augmented reality and hands-on things to do.
Mt. Hood Scenic Loop: Also known as “Mt. Hood Highway,” The Mount Hood Scenic Loop is a pretty river-and-mountains drive in Portland, Hood River, and Mount Hood.