General Information about a visit to the Mount Hood Railroad
We hope we are able to answer most of your questions about our historic scenic railroad. If you have questions that are not answered on this site please call us Toll Free 800-872-4661 or send us an email.
Scenic Railroad Passenger Info
All trains depart from and return to the Mount Hood Railroad depot in Hood River, Oregon. Paid parking facilities are available at the depot at rate of $5 per car, $6 per RV and $7 per bus. There are a limited number of parking spaces for the disabled as well.
Pre-purchased tickets are available at the will call window at the depot. Available tickets can be purchased on site as well.
All seats are pre-assigned and seat numbers are indicated on boarding passes. Passengers are welcome to move through the scenic train except where otherwise posted. Children must be accompanied by an adult when moving through the train. Return times may vary. Please note you must request to be seated with another party if family or friends are joining you. As booths on the Dinner and Brunch trains accommodate four people, parties of 2 or less may be combined when necessary
Limited handicap access: please speak with a ticket agent for details
Reservations are recommended on all scenic excursion trains, however, walk-in’s are welcomed and seated based on availability. Reservations are required for all dinner and brunch trains so that we can adequately prepare the food provisions.
We gladly accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and various ATM cards.
The Excursion Train Ride offers light concessions onboard and cars are heated. The Dome cars also have air conditioning. The Dinner and Brunch Trains are comprised of air-conditioned and heated cars. All trains are equipped with restroom facilities. Only animals that assist the physically challenged are allowed onboard the trains. Smoking is not allowed on the trains.
Hood River, OR – Mount Hood Railroad is a 22 mile short line located 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon via Interstate 84. Hood River may also be approached from the south via Highway 35.
We currently offer freight services two to three days a week.
We offer a number of opportunities to serve the rail freight industry:
Sidings and spurs allow for car storage of approximately 50 cars on a year round basis.
Industrial Site Development
There are three locations along the line which are currently available for industrial/commercial use. Each locale has a loading dock, allows for site development, and is served by reliable and flexible short line service.
For more information please contact:
Scenic Railroad Gift Certificates
Make the most of every celebration with a gift certificate for any of our trains. Whatever the occasion, friends, family and colleagues will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Gift certificates cannot be used for the Polar Express™.
Gift Certificates may be purchased in any denomination and can be mailed out the same day they are ordered. Each Gift Certificate is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Hold on credit card or mail in prior to departure.
To order Gift Certificates, call our toll free number 800-872-4661
There are no reschedules or refunds for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the departure trains. If, for some reason, the railroad must cancel a scheduled trip, you may reschedule within the season or receive a full refund.
The Polar Express™ Tickets are non cancelable and non refundable and can not be rescheduled. All sales are final on Special Event tickets which includes THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, and other events designated with special event status.