Mt Hood Snowshoe Adventure from Portland
Tour description provided by Viator
On this tour from Portland, head to Mt Hood National Forest, featuring Oregon’s highest mountain, and enjoy a scenic, fun and educational snowshoe adventure. Admire views of forests, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife in this winter wonderland as you learn about the surrounding landscape and ecosystem. Enjoy lunch on the mountain with a glass of local wine, and finish your day off with hot cocoa around the fireplace at historic Timberline Lodge.
You’ll be picked up from your downtown Portland hotel in the morning and driven by luxury vehicle to Mt Hood, Oregon’s highest point located about 1.5 hours away. On the way, you'll make one or two stops at waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge to enjoy some pastries and coffee or tea.
Your adventure will encompass all sides of Mt Hood as you make a loop all the way around, with stops at the Columbia River Gorge, the orchards of Hood River and Government Camp. Your expert guide will choose the trail based on the weather conditions, and lead you on an educational and scenic snowshoe hike through this Pacific Northwest winter wonderland.
Relish the season’s beauty as you learn about the area’s adaptive ecosystem and spot wildlife. Your guide will also teach you extreme wilderness survival skills and explain how geological forces have shaped the land, creating the sparkling blue alpine lakes and breathtaking panoramas that abound here. Enjoy lunch on the mountain with a glass of local wine.
After your easy to moderate hike, drive up to the historic Timberline Lodge. Built in the late 1930s, this National Historic Landmark draws more than a million visitors every year! You may recognize the drive up and the lodge’s exterior, because they were used in the film The Shining.
Inside, cozy up to the giant fireplace and enjoy a cup of their famous hot chocolate or. After you’ve had your fill, you’ll drive down the mountain and head back to Portland.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Lunch and snacks
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)