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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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One of the most beautiful places on the planet!

The MOUNTAIN as it is called is majestic and beautiful whether you see it from the air or the ground. The skiing is wonderful most of the time...providing there is not an ice... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The MOUNTAIN as it is called is majestic and beautiful whether you see it from the air or the ground. The skiing is wonderful most of the time...providing there is not an ice storm going on such as we had a few weeks ago. The recreation area is well maintained and people come here from all over the world for... More 

Thank teri1352
Yorba Linda, California
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The views are spectacular. There are plenty of hiking trails that through out the lush sweet smelling pine trees. There are so many mature trees other than Pine trees that give this Forest some beautiful colors. We did find public toilets. Bring your camera!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great place to unwind. Lots of forest trails to choose from. Great views of Mt Hood. We really liked Lost Lake and Trillium Lake.

Thank Dean B
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to come to enjoy the outdoors and relax. The trails are great and the roads are kept in all types of weather. Many activities. Triple Forks hunting

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

You can take a morning, afternoon or all day drive in the must see Oregon attraction. Beautiful sights and sounds.

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Manning, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Much like Disneyland you can select exactly which type of hike you feel comfortable trying. There are flat trails, Trillium Lake trail to mention one, that are easy enough that I met a rather ancient looking lady in a wheelchair enjoying the trail. Other trails, such as Mirror Lake trail, can be somewhat demanding in elevation. It caused a sixty-some... More 

1 Thank augustleroy
Sonoran Desert
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Let's get this out of the way...I am and always will be a city girl. Happy around concrete, neon, and uninterrupted cell phone service. Imagine my surprise at being in the middle of tall trees dressed in moss & fungi, unpaved rocky trails, with only the sounds of birds and falling water AND LOVING EVERY SECOND. Tamanawas Falls, Trillium Lake,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

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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Reviewed 20 September 2016

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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Reviewed 18 September 2016 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 

1 Thank Alisa A

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