HOOD RIVER, OR. When most people mention the town of Hood River, Oregon, thoughts of mountain biking and “surfing the gorge” are often the first things recalled. Yes, it's true. Hood River has just about everything to meet the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. This little town, just sixty short miles east of Portland, is all that and much more. After a long day of surfing or wine tasting it’s time to relax and enjoy the views with probably the best kept secret in town: Mt. Hood Railroad. First built back in 1906, the line ran to the small town of Dee. In 1909, it was extended to end at the historic town of Parkdale.
Today, visitors can take a train ride through the orchards and vineyards of the Hood River Valley.