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Things To Do Nearby

Things to do nearby

We have taken the time to collect some of our favorite things to do on Mount Hood and in the Hood River area. Take a moment to explore all the myriad of activities waiting for you when you stay at with us at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort.


  • Mt. Hood Meadows Scenic Chairlift Rides + Movies on the Deck

    Ride up and hike the trails back down to the base, or ride both ways! Meander through the beautiful hillsides of the mountain and enjoy the gorgeous summer vistas and wildflowers. 8 new miles of hiking trails have been added and all Cooper Spur Lodging guests receive free tickets to this ride! Not to mention their Movies on the deck series. Visit for their full Summer lineup

  • Play in our New Gaming Pavillion

    Two tournament-size ping pong tables, giant jenga, giant connect four, cornhole, and more! Gather your friends and family and face off in friendly competition. Available to all visitors whether you stay with us or are just passing by!

  • Kayaking or Standup Paddleboarding in the Columbia Gorge

    The Gorge Paddling Center has something for everyone whether you are a novice to kayaking or an experienced adventurist. Rent your gear for the day or schedule a tour along the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Tour the Waterfalls

    The geology of the Columbia River Gorge lends itself to some of the most spectacular waterfalls anywhere. Starting with the towering 620-foot Multnomah Falls, visitors can see waterfalls all along the I-84 and at other locations throughout the county.

  • Mountain Biking

    Explore the beautiful hills and vistas that make our mountain so unique. Some of our favorite rides include the Three Summit Loop, and Cooper Circuit.

  • White Rafting the White Salmon River

    Wet Planet in Hood River offers World Class Rafting For All during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Reserve your rafting day trip or sign up for classes to get your adventure starded!

  • Drive the Scenic Fruit Loop

    A unique rural farm experience awaits you in the beautiful Hood River Valley, where you will encounter 28 on-the-farm fruit stands, wineries, breweries, and u-pick farms. Begin your trip by checking out this map.

  • U-Pick Lavender

    Locally owned and operated, Hood River Lavender is an organic lavender farm that offers u-pick as well as has local vendors and a gift store of hand-made lavender products.

  • Hike to Beautiful Mountain Views

    Explore some of our favorite trailheads like Tilly Jane, Cloud Cap, and more and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mount Hood National Forest.

  • Ride the Historic Mt. Hood Railroad

    Mount Hood Railroad is a century-old, short line railroad offering passenger train & railbike rides through Northern Oregon. Experience a true slice of history through the eyes of our early explorers.

  • Explore Mt. Hood on Horseback

    Explore Mt. Hood on Horseback with Double Mountain Horse Ranch. From Sunset to Waterfall tours- this family-run farm will get you back in the saddle.


  • Go Wine Tasting at Mt. Hood Winery

    The Columbia River Gorge growing region is one of America’s most unique wine areas due to special climate and soil conditions. Take time to tour our wineries and vineyards, and relax at our many casual tasting rooms. Our favorite is the Mt. Hood Winery.

  • Try the Local Cuisine

    Dining at our Crooked Tree Tavern & Grill means tasting the true bounty of the Hood River Valley. With every sourced as locally, organically, and sustainably as possible, and all meals made from-scratch, you will experience perfect Mt. Hood Meal.

  • Visit Hood River

    Indulge in beautifully made clothing (like alpaca wool), art, crafts, books and more at a variety of amazing locally owned shops. Local breweries and farms await.

  • Visit the Mt. Hood Cultural Museum

    Preserving the art and history of our beautiful mountain through interpretive exhibits and educational programming, the Mt. Hood Cultural Museum promotes an understanding of our history and the challenges that lie in our mountains future.

  • Hike to Beautiful Mountain Views

    Explore some of our favorite snow blanketed trailheads and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mount Hood National Forest.


  • Ride at our Historic Family-Friendly Ski Area

    Put on your skis and hit the slopes at our historic Cooper Spur Ski Area. Lessons and Daily Rentals are available. Visit the Downhill Riding page on our website to book your lesson times.

  • Discounted Tickets to Ride at Mt. Hood Meadows

    Visit our sister resort Mt. Hood Meadows to try your skill on their ski hill. Discounted tickets are available- check in at our front desk to pick them up.

  • SnowShoe Tours & Dinners

    Join us and our excellent guides on SnowShoe Tours that explore our beautiful mountain side. Make your reservations our Nordic Page.

  • Sledding at Little John Sno Park

    Bring your inner tubes and sleds and drift down the snow covered hills of the Little John Sno Park. This family-friendly hill is the perfect day trip located only a few miles down the road from our resort.

  • Cross Country Skiing

    Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe through our enchanting Nordic Trail system along the Bear Loop Trail in the Cooper Spur Old Growth Forest.

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