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Mount Hood National Forest

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Address: 65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
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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The drive to here from Portland is lovely especially as you near the mountain and start to get some views. Plenty of awesome hiking and camping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive to here from Portland is lovely especially as you near the mountain and start to get some views. Plenty of awesome hiking and camping.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up hiking on a rainy day and this forest was fantastic. The vegetation was incredible and the trees looked a lot like giant sequoias. Be aware that the trail we were on, Burnt Lake, was quite slippery due to the dampness, so we had to be very careful. The colors of this forest were beautiful. Check out my... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite National Forests to visit. Located 45 minutes out of Portland, Oregon. This forest boasts lakes, hiking and lots of rivers. It rains alot so come prepared but overall super pretty scenery and you will be glad you visited.

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Montgomery, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Lost Lake in Mount Hood National forest, and it was spectacular. The scenery was amazing, the lake was nice on a warm sunny day. Lots of people camping and doing various water activities. Great place to spend a warm day. To get there it is off the beaten path, and it is a long winding road, that seems to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summer is the time to explore Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory. Terrific weather and beautiful scenery. A lot of tourists but open space in which to spread out. Just lovely.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hikes for every level of experience--above the tree line--below the tree line--waterfalls--mountain top views--alpine lakes--river walks. You should hike the Mirror Lake trail and take the Tom, Dick, Hairy Trail to the top of the peak. Panoramic view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's, and Mt. Jefferson--all snow capped. Stunning!! Make sure you do it on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hike a lot wherever we go. The Mt Hood area affords hikers some great trails with wonderful views and once in a lifetime photo ops. Mirror lake was well worth the hike and going beyond the lake up the Tom, Dick & Harry trail is great! All of our hikes, short and long, were memorable. Suffice it to say... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really beautiful forest. Areas below Timberline are relatively quiet in the summer. But do your research before you go -- we tried to hike to West Fork Falls on the south side but it wasn't properly labeled and we turned back. We did see a handful of campsites where people were camping off grid. Lots to see in this area!

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We saw on Google Maps that the Mount Hood National Forest had a Ranger Station called Hood River Ranger Station and the online views of Mt Hood were breathtaking so we decided to stop! It was a wise decision since Mt Hood at Government Camp, OR was fogged in during our entire stay. The Hood River Ranger Station had a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I hiked about 4.5 miles around the Timberline Trail at Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort. In summer, there is one ski lift open to take you high enough to wrap you way around several of the ski trails. It's a very narrow (12-16 inches wide) dirt path, and there are a few places you need to skip over a flowing... More 

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