Top Summer Activities in Mt. Hood 

Top Summer Activities in Mt. Hood 

Top Summer Activities in Mt. Hood 

22 Apr 2022
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Snow melting on the mountain doesn’t mean the end of fun on Mt. Hood. There are endless outdoor pursuits waiting for you to discover in the warmer months of Spring, Summer and Fal!. A stay at a Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals home by Meredith Lodging will give you easy access to a wide variety of activities that will help create a summer to remember! From hiking to mountain biking, golf to SUP, canoeing and kayaking – there is so much to do on Mt. Hood! 

Ready to plan your summer getaway to a Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals home by Meredith Lodging? Check out our list of top summer activities to discover on Mt. Hood.  


Summer fun on the slopes at Mt. Hood Adventure Park 

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl offers seasonal fun for the entire family. During the summer, this park has something for everyone from a bungee tower and trampoline to miles of mountain biking trails, a rock wall, Indy Karts, a Super Kids’ Play Zone, and their infamous ½ mile Alpine Slide.  


Canoe/Kayak/SUP at Frog Lake and Trillium Lake with Gear from Mt. Hood Outfitters  

Frog Lake and Trillium Lake are great spots for family kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. The friendly team from Mt. Hood Outfitters conveniently rents equipment right from Trillium Lake Dam beach. More experienced or adventurous paddlers can head to Clear Lake and Timothy Lake. 


Explore the Sandy Ridge Trail and Cross Town Trail 

Fast becoming a mecca for mountain biking, the Mt. Hood area offers trails for all skill levels. There are too many trails to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites. The Sandy Ridge Trail System has a course for everyone with more than 20-miles of trails at all ranges of difficulty and lengths from .75-mile to five-miles. Want to get from one end of Government Camp to the other? Why drive when you can bike the 3-mile Cross Town Trail? And last, but not least – enjoy the view from Mt. Hood Adventure Park’s Bike Park as the 1,500-foot chairlift takes you and your bike up to the top. Choose from a wide variety of trails for all skill levels. 


Fish on Trillium Lake, Timothy Lake or Along Hood River, the Columbia River and The Deschutes River 

 Popular spots for fishing include Trillium Lake, Timothy Lake, Hood River, Columbia River, and the Deschutes. You can find a variety of fish, including rainbow trout, steelhead, and sockeye, in the local lakes, rivers, and streams. Visit Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for fishing licenses, rules, and regulations. 


Try a Family-friendly Hike Along the Tamanawas Trail, Trillium Lake Loop or ZigZag Overlook Trail 

Mt. Hood area is home to many family-friendly hiking trails. Here are some of our favorites: Tamanawas Falls Trail is a moderate, 3.4-mile loop that leads you to a breathtaking 100 ft tall waterfall. Exploring the Trillium Lake Loop Trail is the perfect opportunity for families to spend time outdoors while providing scenic views of Mt. Hood. The 2-mile loop is accessible for visitors with limited mobility and strollers. Zigzag Overlook Hike is a popular and easy-going, 4.4-mile loop with stunning views of the canyon, local wildflowers, and stately old-growth forests. 


Tee-Off at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort 

Ready to hit the links? Head to Mt. Hood Oregon Resort for a beautiful and challenging course. Enjoy a backdrop of streams, mountains, and forest as you play a memorable round on the Resort’s 27-hole course.  

No matter what size group, we can help you find and book your perfect Mt. Hood vacation rental. From cozy cabins for two to mountain lodges that sleep 20+, we have the home for you! You can browse 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!