Mount Hood

Mount Hood, Hood River: Address, Phone Number, Mount Hood Reviews: 5/5

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CraftBeers
Plano, TX24,601 contributions
Stunning drive around Mt. Hood - A full day of waterfalls, valleys, apple orchards, breweries and more
Oct 2021
This is a gorgeous full day trip to experience all there is to see. I wished I had more time to explore. We started at noon on a beautiful fall day in October and ran out of light around 6:00 PM.

We started at the Portland airport and drove east along I-84 and the Columbia River. At Hood River, we hung a right and went south down Hwy 35. Where it intersected with Hwy 26; we hung another right and headed west back to Portland. The whole drive is 140 miles or 2 hrs and 45 minutes with no stops. Most of the time you cannot see Mt. Hood. It's either hidden from view by the trees and mountain ridges or there are clouds. Seeing Mt. Hood is cool, but it's not the only reason to do this circle.

The I-84 portion of the trip north of Mt. Hood is the Columbia Gorge. It's simply beautiful. Wahkeena and Multnomah Falls were accessible with no real hike. Plan to spend the morning along this section.

Lunch was at Hood River where you turn south. There were not a ton of options, but the river front area and brewery were perfect for us.

Hwy 35 along the eastern side of Mt. Hood is the Fruit Loop. I did not know it was there until we started seeing apple, pear and other fruit orchards. Dozens and dozens of road stands, markets and restaurants sell fresh fruit. The whole stretch is fun and beautiful. Find a spot that does cider tasting flights.

Along the southern side of the mountain, look for Government Camp and roads up into the mountain. This is the portion we had to skip due to time limit. Had we started earlier in the day we could have gone up the mountain to see the snow and views. In Government camp, there were some breweries to try out.

I highly recommend this drive!
Written October 27, 2021
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ChipJr
10 contributions
Gorgeous Scenery
Oct 2021 • Family
What an amazing road trip with a stop at Mount Hood. Lots of places to stop and view the gorgeous scenery, A pleasant drive through Oregon.
Written October 14, 2021
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Chuck2010
Palmyra, PA2,575 contributions
Early Summer Is the Best Time to View
Aug 2021
Drove Mt Hood highway and enjoyed the views of Mt Hood from a distance ... the mountain is far more majestic from a distance than up close ... unfortunately, the haze/smoke put a damper on the skies and the mountain views in August ... well worth the visit
Written August 23, 2021
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aliciaburge
Seymour, IL319 contributions
Pretty drive
Jul 2021
We drove the scenic highway to/around Mount Hood and it was very pretty. We enjoyed going through the small towns and then stopping at the ski resort on Mt. Hood.
Written July 31, 2021
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Mary-Christine V
Winston, OR250 contributions
Beautiful Mountain
Jul 2021
This mountain is breathtakingly beautiful. You must visit to experience the beauty for yourself. We visited in July, 2021, and the weather was perfectly clear, and there was a lot of snow on the mountain. Being a photography nut, I took a ton of pretty pictures
Written July 25, 2021
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ilwaco61
Creswell, OR413 contributions
Pretty drive
Aug 2020 • Couples
Good restaurant on the mountain. Good skiing and trail hiking. Avoid end of August as the Hood to Coast relay starts here and draws crowds.
Written July 11, 2021
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Robin S
Walled Lake, MI419 contributions
The King of Mountains
Jun 2021
Was here 40 years ago, it was then and I believe still is today, the premiere single Mountain in America. Skiers still on the slopes in June. Go to Trillium Lake for a great view of the Mountain.
Written June 25, 2021
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Chris C
4 contributions
Mt Hood
Jun 2021 • Friends
Mt Hood was amazing and we were able to get so far up the mountain as it has a ski slope! While we were there, skiing was still happening. There’s an amazing lodge at the base of the slopes. There are plenty of signs to help you navigate.
Written June 12, 2021
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TravelDoorsOut
Chicago, IL437 contributions
Beautiful, careful driving!
Nov 2020
Be careful driving up, you will need a 4x4. Gorgeous and a really nice pit-stop to go to Timberland Lodge or any of the coffee shops.
Written April 6, 2021
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Old Pro
Seattle, WA2,412 contributions
Kind of lame
Feb 2021 • Family
This used to be a great place for skiing and other snow activities but, it no longer has snow year-round. There's really nothing to do up there other than look around and without snow is just no fun. Kind of a waste of time in my book
Written February 3, 2021
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