HISTORY OF THE MOUNT HOOD RAILROAD
Mount Hood Railroad is a century-old, short line railroad offering scenic passenger excursions through Northern Oregon. Located just outside of Portland, Mount Hood Railroad offers round-trip excursions as well as seasonal special events. Our trips offer a thousand views as we travel through orchards, vineyards, and forests enjoying picture perfect views of snow-capped Mount Hood and capturing the nostalgia of classic American train travel along the way.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT A VISIT TO THE 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 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 a 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.
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.
We gladly accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.
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:
email: [email protected]
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 CHRISTMAS TRAIN
Tickets are non-cancelable and non-refundable and can not be rescheduled. All sales are final on Special Event tickets which includes any other events designated with special event status.