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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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Salem, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This area is magnificent anytime of the year whether its winter, spring, summer or fall...Lots to do and see!

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We made an effort to ride by Mt Hood on our bike trip across country and although the forest was quite a pleasant change from the desert of Eastern oregon, we never saw Mt Hood, it was cloudy and rainy the whole time. But as we traveled into the forest from the east on 26 the trees got larger and... More

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Kenmore, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Even in the rain, it is beautiful. Visit Timberline Lodge, it's worth the drive. Built in the 1930's, they have done a great job maintaining the original look.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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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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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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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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