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Mount Hood National Forest

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Address: 65000 East Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067
Phone Number: 503 622 7674
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Mountaineering, White-water rafting, Hiking
Description: Scenic area that extends south from scenic Columbia River Gorge across...
Scenic area that extends south from scenic Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams.
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Can't say enough good about this place. Such a beautiful corner of the world with so much to offer. Something exciting to do for everybody. Get a book or scour the website to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The forested area around Mount Hood is gorgeous! My wife and I spent a night near Welches and met up with family members to enjoy the Salmon River and surrounding area. It was cool (a relief from the warm humid weather of the city below) and the air was fresh...until, as the sun rose in the morning, a haze fell... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Another good place to visit and sightsee if your in the area. The scenery is breathtaking and good for pictures. We stopped at the museum and found it to be very interesting and informative. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend visiting this sight.

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Southern Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Can't say enough good about this place. Such a beautiful corner of the world with so much to offer. Something exciting to do for everybody. Get a book or scour the website to see the various hikes and durations. In winter you've got skiing and in summer, hikes, bird watching, huckleberry picking, etc. Stop at a ranger station in Zigzag... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Many entrances, many trail heads, plus the famous Timberline Hotel (The Shining, plus ski lifts). Fires have not reached this area. Currently Hwy 26 is under construction, so one lane for both directions--take a patience pill because the hikes will be worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Driving, hiking, picnicking, photographing ... just some of the ways to enjoy the Forest in Spring and then again in early Summer (early May and early June). We walked on parts of the Pacific Crest Trail, picnicked near Barlow Road, parked at the empty Sno-Park on White River West for walks up toward Mt. Hood, drove around S35 finding great... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We went to Timothy Lake on Mount Hood. The drive up is along the Clackamas River and affords you plenty of sightseeing! There are nice pull offs along the road to take in the scenery. The lake itself is beautiful. Limited parking if you go on a busy weekend. A nice picnic area with tables or spread a blanket on... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We loved the Mirror Lake Hike. The entire area around Mt. Hood is spectacular. The trails are well kept and maintained for hikers of all ages and abilities.

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Portland
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

A must go and enjoy. The beautiful of the Pacifrc Northwest is unmatched anywhere. Pack you lunch & plenty of water and totally enjoy. Please bring your trash and cigarette butts out of the forest dispose of them respect fully.

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Dallas
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to have the whole National forest to ourselves. I couldn't believe there weren't more people out enjoying this beautiful scenery! So many trails to stop & hike, rivers to see, waterfalls galore. Make sure to stop at the Wildwood Recreation Site. There is a glass wall that lets you look into the ecosystem of the stream.

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Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wilderness hiking, restaurants, resorts, day trips, winter skiing, golf, fishing...it's all here with breathtaking views, vistas. Family friendly, yet lots of places for a couple on an intimate getaway! Corporate retreats available.

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