Fodor's Expert Review Mt. Hood Railroad
Scenic passenger excursions along a small rail line established in 1906 offer a picturesque and relaxing way to survey Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley. Chug alongside the Hood River through vast fruit orchards before climbing up steep forested canyons, glimpsing Mt. Hood along the way. There are several trip options, from $30: a four-hour excursion (serves light concessions), dinner, brunch, and several themed trips, like murder-mysteries and Old West robberies, and a family-popular holiday-inspired Polar Express train runs throughout much of November and December. Exceptional service is as impressive as the scenery.