Portland outdoor adventure tours

Explore the great outdoors with these tour operators.

Hood-Gorge-4Expedition Old Growth leads tree-climbing tours in Mt. Hood National Forest.

If you crave an active vacation, these Portland outdoor adventure tours can deliver, with outings focused on activities like mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, hiking and more.

General outdoor adventure tours

First Nature Tours offers private tours customized for your group; offerings include day trips to Mount Hood, incorporating hiking or snowshoeing; Columbia Gorge, where you can add mountain biking or windsurfing to your adventure; Mount St. Helens, with hiking and spelunking in the National Volcanic Monument; and the Willamette Valley, where wine tasting is accompanied by cycling or ziplining.

America’s Hub World Tours offers an Oregon Waterfalls & Hiking Tour in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area as well as multi-day outdoor adventures and custom bike tours. Sea to Summit offers custom outdoor adventure tours that include whitewater rafting, fishing, biking, kite surfing, hiking and more. They also operate mountain shuttles to the major Mount Hood ski resorts.

With Evergreen Escapes, you can take an all-day trip to Mount St. Helens for interpretive nature walks and exploration of Ape Cave lava tube, or book a private whitewater and wine tasting tour. Offerings from EcoTours of Oregon include whale watching on the Oregon Coast and a Mount St. Helens tour with optional hike.

For adventure within city limits, Oregon Tour Experts offers a Train, Trail and Aerial Tram City Hiking Tour, as well as custom options.

Climbing tours

For a unique perspective on Oregon’s great outdoors, take to the trees with Expedition Old Growth. This operator offers three different adventures, letting participants climb or be pulled up big old trees — and even spend the night in the forest canopy.

Portland Rock Gym provides a range of summer climbing classes at locations near Portland, as well as privately guided full or half-day adventures to climbing destinations in the Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon’s Smith Rock State Park.

Cycling tours

Cyclists can get out of town with Pedal Bike Tours’ Columbia River Gorge tour, which covers 6 miles (9.7 km) over five hours. For bike tours in the city, see Portland bike tours.

Portland outdoor adventure tours