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Fabulous scenery and great facilities!

Mt. Hood National Forest encompasses slightly over 1 million acres of great scenery and landscapes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
Lolo Pass Trail Road & Lost Lake Butte Trail

The autumn leaves are stunning on this road. On a clear day the views of Mt. Hood won’t... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Northfield, Minnesota
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Scenic area that extends south from scenic Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams.
65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
+1 503-622-7674
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Plenty of hiking to choose from! This is the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. There is easy car access to the trails. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go on the trail I originally planned on. Access was blocked because of the wild fires...More

8  Thank World_travelbug13
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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...More

3  Thank Bee503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt. Hood National Forest encompasses slightly over 1 million acres of great scenery and landscapes, including eight wilderness areas totaling over 300,000 acres. The developed facilities are excellent and the views (including of Mt. Hood on clear days) are great.

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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The autumn leaves are stunning on this road. On a clear day the views of Mt. Hood won’t disappoint. We took it from Rt 26 to Lost Lake so we could hike the Lost Lake Butte Trail. The Trail has an elevation change of 1200-1300...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We lucked out on the day we selected to go to Mirror Lake. Mount Hood was perfectly reflected in the lake. Go fairly early as the parking is limited. Later in the day you are also more likely to have clouds and light winds that...More

Thank cramp0n
Reviewed September 13, 2018

It was an exciting and exhilarating experience to go up the iconic Mt Hood. The hiking trail was a challenge but worth the experience. Just make sure you have the stamina and right attitude and physically fit.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Our group took a ride out to Mount Hood national forest to hike the Mirror lake loop, The hike is rather easy with wide trails nice views of the lake with Mt Hood in the background. If you are in Portland this is an excellent...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My mountain bike tire was stolen here. Bike was chained up with heavy kryptonite chain, which is why I still have my bike. Gonna cost $$$ and time to replace it. Not safe here. Otherwise park ok. Trip advisor won’t let me post unless I...More

Thank Kathydoestravel
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We rented cabins in near Zig Zag, about 30 minutes east of Portland, OR, depending on traffic. Beautiful area with lots to do for folks with various interests. Hiking is premier. Rivers galore as well as the Timberline Lodge. Twenty miles east is Hood River...More

1  Thank prinelinda2
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Mount Hood National Forest is a beautiful area. I recently visited Mount Rainier and Mount Hood is similar but not as green. Take a lot of water if you go hiking from the Timberline Lodge area, since there's no shade. We were travelling with our...More

1  Thank lene67424
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We absolutely loved driving through the forest along side Mt. Hood. The mountain is breathtaking, and worth stopping for photos.

Thank drcser
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Getting to the trailhead was a little painful. You can only access the trailhead from one direction and finding a parking spot even on a weekday was challenging. The effort was worth it. The wooded hike is beautiful. The loop around the lake provides some...More

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Maimi I
August 22, 2017|
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Response from jonnyc168 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do any camping. We hiked a couple of trails on Mt. Hood. We got the access information from a couple of sources. We brought a map published by National Geographic that had very good trail locations. Another... More