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Mount Hood, Welches

Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States, North America: hour and a half outside of Portland is Mount Hood, the highest point in Oregon.
24403 E. Welches Road
Off Highway 26
Welches , Oregon
Tel: 503 622 5560
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This is Portland's playground. Mount Hood, located roughly an hour and a half from Portland, encompasses a vast and varied terrain that supports a dizzying number of diversions. In summer and early fall, hikers stroll out to the many lakes (Trillium Lake is a popular option) to swim, fish, and picnic. More adventurous types head out there for white-water rafting expeditions, mountain biking, and rock climbing. And die-hard skiers can hit the slopes year-round at the Timberline ski resort ( Regardless of what activity you choose, you should make a point of visiting the massive Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark built entirely by hand in the 1930s as a WPA project. The rustic, simply furnished rooms are fine and offer some exceptional mountain views, but it's equally popular as a scenic place to stop for lunch or a hot chocolate. Those interested in hiking should visit for more information.

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Mt. Hood Adventure Park

While heading up to Timberline last summer, we stopped at the Mt. Hood Adventure Park a few miles away. What a cool attraction that is! We rode the Scenic Sky... more