Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities to Enjoy on Mt. Hood This Memorial Day Weekend 

Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities to Enjoy on Mt. Hood This Memorial Day Weekend 

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Ski and snow season may be winding down or have ended, but there is still an endless amount of fun to be had this Memorial Day weekend on Mt. Hood.  

Booking a Mt Hood Vacation Rentals home by Meredith Lodging will give you easy access to miles of hiking and biking trails, a beautiful golf course, fishing, and ideal spots for kayaking canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding.  

Ready to plan a Memorial Day weekend getaway the whole family will love? Check out our list of top family-friendly activities to enjoy: 

Bike the Sandy Ridge Trail and Cross Town Trail 

Mt. Hood area offers miles of bike trails. The Sandy Ridge Trail System has courses for all skill levels with more than 20 miles of trails to choose from. Looking to get from one end of Government Camp to the other? Park the car and jump on the bike for a 3-mile ride on the Cross Town Trail. 

Enjoy a family-friendly hike along the ZigZag Overlook Trail, Trillium Lake Loop, or Tamanawas Trail 

Mt. Hood is home to miles of family-friendly hiking trails. Here are three of our favorites: 

Zigzag Overlook Hike is a moderate, 4.4-mile loop offering picturesque views of the canyon, wildflowers, huckleberries, and rhododendrons, and majestic old-growth forests.  

Trillium Lake Loop Trail is an easy, scenic 2-mile loop that the whole family can enjoy. You can also bike around the lake or cool off with a dip in the lake!  

Tamanawas Falls Trail is a moderate, 3.4-mile loop that will reward your efforts with the sighting of a majestic 100 ft tall waterfall. 

Dip your paddle on Frog Lake and Trillium Lake  

Frog Lake and Trillium Lake are popular spots for family canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. The helpful and knowledgeable team from Mt. Hood Outfitters conveniently rents equipment right from Trillium Lake Dam beach and will get you out on the water in no time! 

Drop a line and Go Fishing on Trillium Lake, Timothy Lake or Along Hood River, the Columbia River and the Deschutes River 

Whether you are a beginner or experienced angler, the Columbia River, Deschutes, Hood River, Timothy Lake, and Trillium Lake are all ideal fishing spots where you can find a variety of fish, including rainbow trout, sockeye, and steelhead. Visit Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for fishing licenses, regulations and rules. 

Hit the link and Go Golfing at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort 

Ready to tee off? Mt. Hood Oregon Resort boasts a beautiful and challenging course. Enjoy a round on the Resort’s 27-hole course with bubbling streams, stunning mountains, and regal forests as your backdrop. 

Ready to book your Memorial Day weekend getaway? From cozy cabins for two to mountain lodges that sleep 20+, we have the perfect home for you! You can view our Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals collection online at  Mt Hood Vacation Rentals by Meredith Lodging or at We hope to see you on the mountain soon!