Mt Hood Oregon - Mt Hood is a dormant volcano located 50 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. Surrounded by a natural forest, Mt Hood is a staggering 11,245 feet high, the highest peak in Oregon. During summer, Mount Hood is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers, and offers many activities and attractions. By winter, the mountain becomes a hotspot for skiing and winter sports. Visible for literally hundreds of miles around, it's estimated around 10,000 people attempt to reach the summit of the Mt Hood each year. Mount Hood is home to glaciers, commonly referred to as snow fields, sitting about 6,000ft, just above the tree line, giving the mountain an intriguing contrast in color and formation. Mount Hood is home to many different activities, which differ by season. Mount Hood is one of Oregon's top tourist destinations in the state and never fails to impress those who visit, whatever the season.
Standing at the top of Timberline
Mt Hood Oregon: Activities
Some of the activities Mt Hood has to offer include hiking, climbing,
horseback riding, skiing and camping. If hiking is your thing, the
Timberline trail will take you all the way around the mountain and
through the natural forest surrounding Mount Hood. This 41 mile long
hike is picturesque throughout spring and summer. A section of the
Timberline trail on the western portion of the mountain forms part of
the much wider 145 mile long Pacific Crest trail often referred to as
If you want to experience the great outdoors the good old fashioned way, try camping out in one of the many campsites available through the Mount Hood territory. The national forest surrounding the mountain creates the perfect camping backdrop offering a traditional camping and outdoors experience.
Mountain biking is also popular throughout the trails of Mt Hood and there are trails and tracks for all different experience levels.
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Mt Hood Oregon: Ski Mt Hood
During the winter months, Mt Hood is transformed into a bustling ski
resort, attracting ski enthusiasts from all over the country. Mount Hood
Meadows ski resort offers something for all levels- from first timers to
professionals. The resort extends into the Mt Hood National Forest
offering a perfect skiing environment with plenty of scenery.
Mt Hood Oregon: Accommodations
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