Area Attractions

Ski areas on Mt. Hood


Mt. Hood Meadows

Ski Bowl

Cooper Spur

Summit Ski Area

All areas offer downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing. Snowboarding and downhill are available in the summer as well.


Mountain Biking

Wildwood Park

Three miles east, a gracious park along the Salmon River offers:
Interpretive signs and paved paths along the river
Cascade Streamwatch underwater fish viewing station
Picnic areas

Rainbow Trout Farm

Three miles west, a private trout farm is located in a large, beautiful park-like setting with 10 ponds, one with large lunkers (giant fish). All equipment provided. All catches are cleaned and iced. No license required.

The Barlow Trail Road

The last portion of the Oregon Trail from The Dalles to Oregon City. It passes within a quarter mile of the lodge. Your host will be happy to show you various points of interest.

Ron Lauzon's Fly Fishing School

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

Located in Hood River, ~one hour to the north east.


Andersons Outdoors

Local fishing in the Sandy and Salmon Rivers for salmon, steelhead and trout is catch and release only. Beautiful high country lakes: Lost, Timothy, Clear, Frog and Trillium, are also within a short driving distance. Trillium and Frog Lakes have especially good fishing.


Fabulous views of Mt Hood, rippling waterways and the quiet of the ancient forests can all be experienced on 20 plus hiking trails within 15 miles of the lodge in the Mt. Hood National Forest.


Mt. Hood ,the second most climbed mountain in the world, offers climbing for all skill levels.

Mountain Biking


A professional 27 hole golf course is available 5 miles east.

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area

About one hour drive north are many beautiful waterfalls, some with short hiking trails. The tallest and most visited is Multnomah Falls, 620 feet high, a spectacular sight. Gift shopping and fine dining are available at the lodge.


Rafting and kayaking on the Sandy River is a summertime favorite of many. Often they can be seen from the lodge floating down the river.

Local Communities

The Villages of Mt. Hood

5 small villages, all within 7 miles of the lodge: Brightwood, Wemme, Welches, Zigzag and Rhododendron.

Government Camp

A small town at the summit of the Mt. Hood pass, 17 miles east of the lodge, is currently experiencing an explosion of new construction.


A town of about 6000, 12 miles west of the lodge on Highway 26.

Dining Out

Mt Hood RV Park

Wyeast Cafe & Bakery


Dairy Queen, Still Creek Inn & Catering,


The Inn Between, Mogul Mountain Pizza, Resort at the Mountain, Mallards Cafe & Pub, Barlow Trail Roadhouse


Rendezvous, The Shack, El Burro Loco, Whistle Stop Bar & Grill


Zigzag Inn, Subway, Zigzag Mountain Store & Cafe

Happy Dining !