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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 7 Attractions in Welches
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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Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wildwood is really the best recreation area for trails and shelters for a family, group picnic or a cook out. Fabulous shelters (reservations needed; 95 weekday and 125 weekend), bathroom facilities and recreational facilities. Baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and a children's playground. No scenic views but an old growth forest dripping with moss with waterfalls on the Salmon River.... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Mt. Hood has some of the best hiking trails in the country. We did the Cooper Spur trail which was the best. We get great views of the Elliot Glacier up close and the views are undescribable and out of the world. Unfortunately Ramona falls was closed because the bridge was washed out. We did Tamanawas falls which were spectacular.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The trails were easy to medium. My 4 year old did great without complaining. So many beautiful water falls. Just breath taking. take your camera!

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We just completed this hike - out and back as it sounded more scenic than the loop. There was enough shade and the path was well maintained. Elevation increase is gradual. Mid-week is probably the best time to visit as this is very popular and could be crowded. I suggest stopping at the Zig Zag Ranger Station for a map,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had the best camping trip at timothy lake. Weather was perfect and lake was warm enough to float in! Love mt hood! Perfect for family and friends

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Colorado Springs
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Hiked to Mirror Lake, pretty easy hike mostly wooded. Cool hike in camping close to the lake. Also hike several other trails in the area . We used http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org and it was very accurate and helpful.

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Kalama, Washington, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We just did this 7.5 mile out and back trail. The bridge hasn't been put up yet so we spent a little time finding a good place to cross the river. We got some epic views of Mt. Hood and the falls are stunning. No bugs yet. Still a little snow pack near the falls. This trail allows horses and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Vancouver, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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