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Summer Recreation

Summertime on the mountain is beautiful with average temperatures in the 70's and a host of world-class activities to enjoy all season long. From thrill seeking class IV whitewater on the Deschutes River to a relaxing stroll through town shopping, you'll find yourself in the center of it all at the Grand Lodges.

  • Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl - over 20 attractions, including the alpine slide, indy carts, bungee tower, lift-serviced mountain biking, reverse bungee, zip line, batting cages, miniature golf, frisbee golf, rock climbing wall, kid's play zone, scenic sky chair and much more
  • Skiing/Boarding - Palmer snow field offers a great summer skiing experience for all from amateurs to Olympians
  • Fishing - trout, salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, bass and walleye are available from streams to lakes to the rivers
  • Hiking - the Mt. Hood National Forest is home to over one thousand miles of trails! Summertime is time to explore
  • Waterfalls & Lakes - picnics, boating or just visiting the lakes and waterfalls is a poplular family activity
  • Bird & Wildlife Watching - available year round, this is a great activity to enjoy in the quiet backcountry
  • Golfing - choose between 9 and 18-holes at numerous courses in the Mt. Hood area
  • Arts & Culture - Government Camp is active in the summer with streetside stands and boutiques
  • Historic Mt. Hood Train - an excellent way to explore the Hood River valley for all ages
  • Windsurfing - only a short distance to the Columbia River Gorge and a windsurfing mecca
  • Mountain Biking - trails for all experience levels are available, from a leisurely ride to extreme downhill
  • Climbing Mt. Hood - with a higher snow elevation, there are excellent opportunities to summit Mt. Hood
  • Rock Climbing - from training rock walls to real rock faces, this is the area to be for all experience levels
  • Horseback Riding - a great family activity for exploring some of the local backcountry
  • Canoeing/Kayaking - local lakes such as Trillium provide the perfect place for a relaxing paddle
  • Whitewater Rafting - Class I to Class IV, several rivers will get your heart pumping, like the Deschutes River

For more detailed information about activities in the area, contact our office at 503-272-3051.