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Mount Hood, Hood River

4.7
#1 of 13 in Winter Sports in Oregon
The Mount Hood Wilderness is a protected wilderness area inside the Mount Hood National Forest which is located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The area, covering, includes the peak of Mount Hood and its upper slopes, and ranges from temperate rain forests at the lower elevations, to glaciers and rocky ridges at higher elevations.
The wilderness wraps around the mountain from west to northeast, and borders Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood Meadows ski lifts on some of the south and east slopes of the mountain.
Journeys to the summit are popular, but are certainly not for everyone. Mount Hood offers experienced and novice mountaineers opportunities to traverse glaciers, snowfields, steep volcanic soil, and deal with rapidly changing and difficult to predict weather. More than 10,000 climbers annually make the attempt, making Mount Hood's summit the most visited snowclad peak in America.
Numerous trails circle the mountain, from Lolo Pass on the northwest (which the Pacific Crest Trail crosses) to Cloud Cap on the northeast to the ski areas on the south. There are several historic structures (predating the wilderness designation), one of which is the remains of a stone lodge near Cairn Basin on the northwest side. Numerous pristine areas are easily accessible, such as Elk Cove on the north side of the mountain near the tree line.
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  • We had been doing the Columbia River Gorge all day so on the rare times when the clouds broke Mt Hood dominated the skyline. Toward the end of the day we were at the base when the clouds went away...  more »
  • having never been actually ON the mtn, we went sledding off the SW slopes last Dec. what a hoot, and a scenic hoot at that ~  more »
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  • Beautiful... a must see when in Oregon!
  • Enjoy the wilderness.... Skiing in Summers and enjoy biking and tracking..... It was a great experience...

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