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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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My husband and I took the entire loop around Mt Hood I-84 to 35 to 26. We started in Portland. It was foggy in the morning, we drove to the town of Hood River first. We enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the entire loop around Mt Hood I-84 to 35 to 26. We started in Portland. It was foggy in the morning, we drove to the town of Hood River first. We enjoyed driving around the quaint town and walking around the marina. By that time, the clouds had almost disappeared. We drove part of the... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not a clear day so we took our chances. Only decent views of Mt Hood. Great little fishing area. Nice couple of miles hike.

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Thank mmem7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacularly beautiful old growth forests straight out of a Tolkien novel. The moss and lichen covered trees never lost their enchantment after days of hiking. We loved the Little Zigzag trail which was a short family friendly stroll and Ramona Falls which was moderately difficult and required a river crossing, but was worth every step as the falls at the... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mt. Hood was a "Must See" on my trip to Portland, 1st time ever in Oregon. Having less than a full day to visit there, my friend & I took the direct, 1hr 20 min drive to the Timberline Lodge. Once there, we took in the ~270 degree view in "front" of us to the west and the spectacular top... More 

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Thank ValleyArmchair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether your driving or walking/hiking a trail this forest is beautiful. It offers many outdoor activities. Parking is a premium in places but be assured it's well worth the effort. Be sure to take all precautions necessary to assure a safe trip. Be mindful that your cell phone may not get signal therefore a physical map is priceless.

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Thank Stanggirl66
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only hiked for about two hours once we got up into the mountain but it was beautiful! We were so glad we came. We drove up to the lodge and hiked from there. It was gorgeous and fun!

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Thank Amy S
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 August 10, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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 July 28, 2016 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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