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Jonsrud Viewpoint

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Address: Bluff Road, Cross road is green mountain, Sandy, OR
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Wonderful Vista of Mt. Hood

When the clouds are away, this view is stunning. People are always lined up taking photos and on a clear day it is rather spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Linda H

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Parking lot is small but when we came here on a Monday morning at 10ish, we had it all to ourselves. There is a free telescope so you can see a lot. Mid-day will prob be the best time to stop here. There are other better views so if you're pressed for time, skip this one. The view is pretty... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is not a view of Mt. Hood that I had seen before, except in pictures, so one day on the way back to Government Camp from the airport I stopped. It was early afternoon, so the light for taking pictures wasn't great, but I did enjoy the view. I stopped here another morning, on the way to the airport,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

When the clouds are away, this view is stunning. People are always lined up taking photos and on a clear day it is rather spectacular.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived around 10:30 am and there was still a bit of the morning haze, but the view was pretty. Though, if you're doing the Mt Hood scenic loop (stop by Panoramic Pt in Hood River!) or only have a certain amount of time, I'd skip this one. There are definitely better views of the mountain as you get closer.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We took a day trip up to Timberline Lodge yesterday and after some on-line Trip Advisor searching beforehand, stopped off at the Jonsrud Viewpoint off Bluff Road in Sandy just a couple of miles off Hwy 26. This viewpoint is easy to miss due to the sign being somewhat smaller than expected, but it was well worth the turn around... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Jonsrud Viewpoint, located a short distance out of Sandy, OR, is one of the best places to get great photos of Mt. Hood. It's very easy to find, and on a well traveled street Just put in "Jonsrud Viewpoint" in your navigator and you'll have no trouble. A clear day is best to take pictures of the mountain, and it's... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

An absolutely amazing view, especially during the winter when there's snow on Mt. Hood. The informational signs are also very interesting about the history of the area and how settlers originally traversed through the area. Definitely a must stop spot on the way to Mt. Hood!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Absolutely worth a stop on clear day for a breath taking view of Mt. Hood and the Sandy River. Sunrise, sunset, full moon - all beautiful

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Boring, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This spot is one of the best views of our mountain and the valley below, Mt. Hood is about a 2 hour drive from Portland the viewpoint is out of Sandy Oregon about 40 minutes away

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Just a short distance off of Hwy 26 on Bluff Rd, this is the best place to take outstanding photos of Mt. Hood. The Jonsrud family settled west of Sandy in 1877.Their son, Robert, acquired the property in the early 1900s. The prairie home was built in 1922 and still stands across the street from the viewpoint. Robert's son, Philip,... More 

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