5 Mother’s Day Activities at Mt Hood

5 Mother’s Day Activities at Mt Hood

Fun Things to Do with Mom on Mother’s Day at Mt Hood

Are you still looking for something fun to do with Mom this coming weekend, for Mother’s Day? There are lots of fun things to do at Mt Hood whether you like to get up and go or kick back and relax. Here are a few of our favorite things for you to do with Mom.
Family Hiking along the Little Zigzag Falls Trail

Hugging an Old Growth Douglas Fir Tree on the Salmon River Trail

Go Take a Hike

We have lots of great trails at Mt Hood for all ages and abilities and distances.

Little Zigzag Falls Trail: This is a short, out and back scenic trail that follows the Little Zigzag River in a slight uphill path to the waterfall. There are plenty of places along this small river for family photos or looking for treasures (the rock and twig kind). The total round trip distance is .6 miles and even small kids can do it.

Old Salmon River Trail: This is one of our most popular trails and for many good reasons. You can walk along the relatively flat trail that follows the river for up to 2.5 miles. You can turn around when you are ready and head back to your car, choosing your distance and time. Or you can hike the Salmon River Trail which starts at the bridge for a more strenuous uphill hike that passes through old-growth Douglas Fir trees. This trail goes for 9 miles.

For more hikes, check out our hiking guide.

Cascade Dining Room

Dessert at the Rendezvous Grill

Take Mom to Brunch

This is the classic, tried and true activity for Mom; let someone else do the cooking and at Mt Hood, we have lots of great chefs preparing awesome food for the family celebration.

Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge: Treat your mom to Mother’s Day brunch buffet prepared by chef Jason Stoller Smith with complimentary mimosas. After brunch go outside and play in the snow at 6000 feet.

Rendezvous Grill: Chef Mathais Engblom prepares his only brunch of the year just for mom. The special meal is served through mid-afternoon and includes entree choices from a menu with sides and appetizers from the buffet table.

We have more Mother’s Day Brunch options listed on our Events Calendar.

Historic Mt Hood Brochures

Take a History Lesson the Fun Way

Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum: Learn about the history of Mt Hood, Government Camp, the national forest, skiing, interesting and unusual residents and more at this eclectic, cozy and non-pretentious museum in Government Camp. There are lots of “real” exhibits of items people have used over the years plus a miniature fire look-out and more.

Find more interesting things to do at our Concierge page.

Skyway Bar and Grill

Listen to Good Music with Real BBQ and Yummy Mac-n-Cheese

Skyway Bar and Grill: The most popular place for casual dining with friends and listening to good music. Chef Jason Hornor prepares real barbecued meats in the smoker out back and his mac-n-cheese is even famous in Portland. There is a full bar, craft beers and wine and weather-permitting a firepit outside in the garden. Local band, the Steelhead Stalkers will be playing jazz including Dixieland, swing, big band, latin, traditional and modern styles from 6 – 9 PM.

For more Mother’s Day activities, visit our Events Calendar.

Mt Hood Views at Mountain View Hideaway

Make it a Weekend

Bring Mom to Mt Hood for the weekend, so you will have plenty of time to do everything on your list. Why not make mom feel extra special with a cozy cabin or spacious lodge tucked away in the woods or beside a creek or river. All of our vacation homes include fully-equipped kitchens (in case you decide to fix meals for Mom), fireplaces and woodstoves, TV and wifi. Most have private hot tubs and most are dog-friendly, too.

Find the perfect Mother’s Day Vacation Rental.

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