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Exciting and Exhilarating Experience

It was an exciting and exhilarating experience to go up the iconic Mt Hood. The hiking trail was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alameda, California
Wonderful site for a family reunion. Lots to see and do.

We rented cabins in near Zig Zag, about 30 minutes east of Portland, OR, depending on traffic... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Poulsbo, Washington
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank alcor1922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 10 August 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 7 August 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 31 July 2018

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

Thank drcser
Reviewed 29 July 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

Thank ncsu83
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the drive but very dry grass from lack of rain. Nice highway but not much to see but evergreens. We did get a peek of Mt Hood.

Thank Pjshotts
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Rivers, trails, hiking, fishing, camping, climbing, skiing, and boarding. What more can you ask for?

Thank Rey S
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We drove the Mt. Hood scenic loop and it was quite an experience! Even a bit of wet snow in July! A gorgeous introduction to Oregon's incredible scenery.

Thank BethfromA2
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Maimi I
23 August 2017|
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Response from Jonny C | 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