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Mount Hood National Forest

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Address: 65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
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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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A few hours at a slow, appreciative pace. ...

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... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Staunton, Virginia
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Staunton, Virginia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 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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Reviewed 13 September 2016 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.

Thank Stanggirl66
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 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!

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 14 August 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.

Thank Deanne A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 10 August 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 

Thank AVIG28
Truckee, California
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Reviewed 6 August 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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Reviewed 29 July 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 

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

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.

Thank Vicki S
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

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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Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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