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Mount Hood National Forest

65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
+1 503-622-7674
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Gorgeous drive

I had a free day in Portland today so decided to take the day to drive through Mt Hood National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth M
Boca Raton, Florida
via mobile
This place is unlike any other

Come here if you love the outdoors. Come here if you love beautiful nature. Come here if you love... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jerytt L
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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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“national forest” (23 reviews)
“mirror lake” (14 reviews)
“ranger station” (13 reviews)
65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
+1 503-622-7674
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a free day in Portland today so decided to take the day to drive through Mt Hood National Forest. It’s simply stunning. Views are phenomenal, definitely worth the drive. In total, i was gone from the city for about 5 hours... driving there,...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Come here if you love the outdoors. Come here if you love beautiful nature. Come here if you love good people and great times. Anywhere in this beautiful forest you will find something you like. Some plants, berries, flowers, animals, streams, rivers, lakes, peaks, hilltops,...More

Thank Jerytt L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This whole area is beautiful. I really enjoyed the views of Mount Hood on a clear day. Many hiking trails in this area

Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Hikes. Fishing, lakes, camping....an outdoor dream. Lovedbthis area will be back. Stayed at Lockaby Campground but there are dozens to choose from most on river.

Thank Dadickster
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We drove through this area and did a bunch of hiking. It's beautiful here! There are tons of trails and campgrounds. We hiked Lost Lake Butte Trail to the top for a scenic view of Mt Hood and Mt Adams! It's a hard hike up...More

3  Thank Beth A
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A variety of trails enable you to enjoy the mountain, lakes, and streams. You will find a walk that meets your physical ability. Be sure to go to Timberline Lodge - a testament to quality workmanship done by WPA workers. There in July and people...More

1  Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I'm from the great state of Texas but wanted to do some hiking in cooler weather. I ventured to Mt Hood and did the following Hikes: Burnt Lake, Cooper's Spur, Tamanawas Falls, Elk Meadow, Ramona Falls, Mirror Lake, Tom Dick Harry Mountain, and ZigZag canyon...More

4  Thank Tater737
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked a few trails on the mountain. Not strenuous trails. Trails middle aged types can do. Beautiful scenery. We did find some patches of snow, but it wasn't cold. The sun was out and we were wearing short sleeves. We would come back here...More

2  Thank Jonny C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

If you love mountains, greenery, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, snow, skiing and hiking you need to visit this gem.

Thank Travel6902
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We returned to visit the Mount Hood National Forest. Its a very scenic forest with lots of things to see and do. In the winter, there is snow play. In the summer, there is hiking, fishing, camping, and so forth. Its a very scenic area...More

Thank mini
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Maimi V
22 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
Tom A
12 August 2017|
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Response from Virginia R | Reviewed this property |
Check the brochures - they give details about the length of hikes and levels of: good for anyone, mid, and high. If you stop at the ranger station or visitor centers, talk to the people there. They have a lot of knowledge.