Private Day Tour: Mt. Hood Loop

Private Day Tour: Mt. Hood Loop via Historic Columbia River Highway

The trip from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge and around Mt. Hood offers views of spectacular waterfalls, stream-laden walks, history, boutique wineries and breathtaking mountain vistas.

Traveling along the Historic Columbia River Highway, opportunities for hiking, splashing, wine tasting and photography abound on this adventurous day-long tour of the Mt. Hood Loop.

Traveling along the Historic Columbia River Highway, you will have the chance to see a few of over 70 waterfalls, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer.

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TIMING

8:00 am to 6:00 pm
We visit Mt. Hood Year-Round.
Timing is somewhat flexible on private trips.

GROUP SIZE

Our private tours accommodate a maximum of twelve travelers.
We’ll use a Mercedes Sprinter van or new Ford Transit to get around!

PRICE

See our pricing breakdown below. Fixed costs are high–our trips become much cheaper with more travelers!

INCLUSIONS

We have the best guides in the Pacific Northwest.  They’ll bring plenty of food and drink, pay all entrance fees, and bring any gear you might need.

Savor a fresh, local lunch in Hood River (included in the price).
Taste some of Oregon’s best varietals at two boutique wineries in the Hood River Area (tastings included).

Feel the spray of the 620-ft-tall Multnomah Falls (when available) and other waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.

Wind up to 6,000 ft. of elevation to tour the historic Timberline Lodge. Reach Mt. Hood’s snowline as late as July!

Track Lewis & Clark’s historic journey and hear Native American legends of the region.

Embark on interpretative nature walks led by a naturalist guide.

Learn about the explosive natural history and iconic volcanoes of the Cascade Range.

As we continue heading east, you may notice a dramatic change in climate and plant life…

The wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest give way to Garry Oak, Ponderosa Pines, and other more arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes.

Nearing the town of Hood River we will embark on a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way, and of course sample some of the boutique wines found only here in Oregon. Some of the wineries we may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy’East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. The weather, views, and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.

After our fill of excellent wines, we head toward Mt. Hood, whose snow-capped peak dominates the skyline. Along the way, you can enjoy hikes along rushing rivers and fish-laden streams. We will make our way up the mountain to historic Timberline Lodge, where you can take in the monumental views and read about local legends and pioneering skiers.

After a day of waterfalls, wineries, and mountains, it is back to Portland in time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city!

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Private Tour Pricing: Mt. Hood Loop Tour

1 Traveler

$1000

$1000 total.

2 travelers

$600

$1200 total.

3 travelers

$433

$1300 total.

4 travelers

$350

$1400 total.

5 travelers

$300

$1500 total.

6 travelers

$263

$1575 total.

7 travelers

$232

$1650 total.

8 travelers

$216

$1725 total.

9 travelers

$200

$1800 total.

10 travelers

$188

$1875 total.

11 travelers

$177

$1950 total.

12 travelers

$169

$2025 total.

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Traveler Testimonials

Here is what travelers are saying about our trips right now:

We highly recommend this 12 hour tour! Pleasant ride, plenty of beverages and snacks, and a series of stops to make the trek from Seattle more comfortable. One stop at a wildlife refuge and another at an old growth forest added more interest to the tour. We pulled over at a few places to take in the view and snap photos. In the National Monument, our guide Marissa laid out a wonderful lunch consisting of wine, soft drinks, grilled chicken breasts and several salads (kale, chick pea, and some sort of grain). The Johnston Visitor Center was certainly a highlight of the tour supplying us with a great video, a hike, and clear views of Mount St. Helens. On the way back we saw Mount Rainier and stopped for a brief walk across the Skyway in Tacoma. A GREAT tour!

John H.

Viator Reviews, August 2018

Day tour to Mt. St Helens was a great experience. Everything was well planned and prepared for. The tour van was a large Mercedes sprinter van that was very comfortable. Lunch was solid. The tour itself was very well planned with nice stops along the way to the volcano. The tour guide did a great job keeping everyone engaged by providing good information and fun facts…stuff that you don’t get if you go solo without a guide.
This tour was unique in the sense that there is more to the visit than just a visit to a national park/ monument. In this case there was a major event in the not-too-distant past that drastically altered the entire community and landscape. Was very cool to see the contrast between the immediate area around St Helens and the unaffected area leading up to it. Such a unique experience all the way around. I highly recommend it.

Brijesh P.

TripAdvisor, July 2018

Great experience for the money. They may be on the higher end of pricing for tour companies but they offer a high-touch and all-inclusive product along with some of the best guides in the business. Definitely a 5-star business!

Kieron W.

Google Reviews, February, 2018

Mt St. Helen’s day tour was awesome. I went in not knowing what to expect and not knowing much of anything about Mt. St. Helen’s…booked the trip as I had a day to kill. This tour was fantastic. Comfy bus, awesome tour guide, good lunch and great scenery, nice group. Got a good workout too!!

Billie Joe M.

TripAdvisor, July 2018