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Address: 65000 East Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067
Phone Number: 503 622 7674
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Scenic area that extends south from scenic Columbia River Gorge across more...

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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Easy Trip from Portland, worth it!

50 miles outside from Portland, the beauty of this forest and the magic of its spectacular mountain will draw us back again. Plenty of clean lodges and hotels are there to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bill s
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

50 miles outside from Portland, the beauty of this forest and the magic of its spectacular mountain will draw us back again. Plenty of clean lodges and hotels are there to accommodate the traveler(s). Views from and to the valley are wonderful. A snow storm the night before painted the entire landscape.We took a day trip, next time an overnighter.... More 

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Thank bill s
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I went skiing on a snowy day when there was lots of powder and when I fell down, it felt like a pillow. I also had cocoa afterward at Timberline Lodge.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

There are very nice view points when you drive around the forest area. Mount hood is very beautiful and it was one of my favorites off so many mountains. Also, the chairlifts should be expereiced from Timberline lodge to get closer to the mountain and amazing views of the other mountains

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Thank Yesha24
Newport News, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We fly to Oregon about twice a year and revel in the sight of Mt Hood from the air. Finally we made the loop around the mountain and up to Timberline Lodge. If in the Portland area this is too close to pass up!

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Thank Pastorsam1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The Falls needs its own page. It is really a great place. The beauty is just outstanding. To get to the Falls, go 6 miles past ZigZag Ranger Station, turn on road to left marked Kiwannis Club, and go to end of road. Trail is well marked, it is a about 1/2 mile to falls with almost no uphill.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Close to nature, peace and tranquility. Shall we say Bliss! It doesn't matter what all people say - you MUST FEEL it first. Come and experience the magic of this treasure (come with open heart and mind). We love this place.

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Thank Sunny K
Wentzville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Very nice area but the photo opportunities at Trillium Lake is remarkable Just couldn't take enough pics.

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Cannes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stunning views, short, easy walks or more demanding hikes, something for everyone, and such beautiful clean air.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

There are so many trailheads in this forest! You can drive by the ones with all the cars and be perfectly happy discovering your own hike. We did enjoy Mirror Lake, Trillium Lake, Salmon River Trail, Umbrella Falls...all popular hikes. Be sure to buy your parking pass and get some additional suggestions at the ranger station near Welches.

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Springfield, Ohio
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246 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Mt hood in early October 2015 and really enjoyed the views. Don't miss Timberline lodge and Trillion lake.

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