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Mount Hood National Forest

65000 East Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067
503 622 7674
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Welches
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: White-water rafting, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Mountaineering
Description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

So many beautiful trails, of all levels to choose from. Just ask at the Zig Zag Ranger station for maps and suggestions. The rangers are very helpful

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The colors, smells and views make this one of America's most wonderful national forests. Moss, ferns and lichen create a lush green accent for the trees and undergrowth. Many adventures and activities are to be had in this, one of the premier outdoor locations available.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Cascade Streamwatch trail is definitely a truly amazing outdoor place to be at with its scenic forest setting and the salmon river running through it. Sure does make the trip worth it up here to the Wildwood recreation site in Mt Hood national Forest. I came here last Saturday with my nephew of 13 and he truly enjoyed what... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Mount Hood National Forest is close to our home in Vancouver, Wa. We can take a two hour drive and the grand kids can be snowboarding or hiking for the day.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Beautiful views in so many ways - mountains, trees, rivers, and lakes! Would love to spend more time here enjoying all the hiking options too!

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

So many things to do! We did alot of off trail hiking to do wild mushroom hunting. Chanterell were everywhere! Great fishing at Trillium and Clear Lakes. Lots of trails and campgrounds.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The beauty alone will take your breath away. There are many option for most people ranging from skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, etc. Many nice trails and great campsites.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a review of a specific campground within the MHNF. I celebrated my birthday this year at this campground and I found it to be a huge disappointment. 1) The campground is overrun with bees. My nephew accidentally got too close to a hive and got stung 8 times. The rest of the trip they swarmed his site. My... More

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Astoria oregon
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Winter time this is the ski Mecca Cross country. here at the base or of course To the lodge at the top of Mount Hood for the downhill skiing The lodge was built by cc camps during the Great Depression. Many Lakes for camping fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Great restaurants up here, and the beautiful Welches Resort at the... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We drove all through the forest to include back roads to find isolated lakes to swim. Stop by the Welches ranger station and pick up recommended hikes and places to swim that are well traveled or off the beaten track. A must is ZigZag falls near Welches. Ask the ranger for a map. It's an easly hike and children will... More

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