We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Hood National Forest

65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
+1 503-622-7674
Review Highlights
Beautiful area

Stunning views and ara. Trails and skiing and little towns dot this area. So many areas to spend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
Great snowshoe options here - beautiful!

Went snowshoeing here two days and plenty of trails that are easy to access and wonderful, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Rebecca W
Marietta, Georgia
Read all 159 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Scenic area that extends south from scenic Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ranger station” (13 reviews)
“mount hood” (13 reviews)
65000 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067-9604
+1 503-622-7674
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (159)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views and ara. Trails and skiing and little towns dot this area. So many areas to spend time, alone or in town! A must see and must do!

Thank thehighprincess
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Went snowshoeing here two days and plenty of trails that are easy to access and wonderful, peaceful opportunities. Rented snowshoes from the Adventure store - cheap fun - and walked right up the street to start the trail. Easy access!

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Off my bucket list. Lots of places to visit and experience. Easily a fours-seasons destination. You can easily spend days/weeks here. You could also just do a lazy Sunday drive. Take advantage of the .gov website to learn of the attractions. There are plenty of...More

Thank travel_d2026
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Always stunning in both winter and summer. A trip to the lodge at Timberline is a must with views galore!

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

beautiful area with tons of things to do, hiking, camping, boating, fishing, etc... beautiful lakes, streams, wildlife

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had a wonderful day yesterday touring the Columbia Gorge, the Fruit Loop and Mt. Hood. As an east coaster, this was so fabulous - scenery is spectacular and the views of Mt. Hood from all perspectives was amazing! We will be back for sure!

Thank RLAMyers
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I had a free day in Portland today so decided to take the day to drive through Mt Hood National Forest. It’s simply stunning. Views are phenomenal, definitely worth the drive. In total, i was gone from the city for about 5 hours... driving there,...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Come here if you love the outdoors. Come here if you love beautiful nature. Come here if you love good people and great times. Anywhere in this beautiful forest you will find something you like. Some plants, berries, flowers, animals, streams, rivers, lakes, peaks, hilltops,...More

Thank Jerytt L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This whole area is beautiful. I really enjoyed the views of Mount Hood on a clear day. Many hiking trails in this area

Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Hikes. Fishing, lakes, camping....an outdoor dream. Lovedbthis area will be back. Stayed at Lockaby Campground but there are dozens to choose from most on river.

Thank Dadickster
Nearby HotelsSee all Welches Hotels
Whispering Woods Resort
144 reviews
3.46 km away
Resort at The Mountain, BW Premier Collection
794 reviews
3.51 km away
Snowline Motel & Cabins
13 reviews
7.60 km away
Best Western Mt. Hood Inn
549 reviews
19.27 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Rendezvous Grill
297 reviews
2.05 km away
Brightwood Tavern
5 reviews
2.45 km away
Zigzag Mountain Cafe
59 reviews
4.63 km away
Skyway Bar & Grill
100 reviews
5.84 km away
Nearby Attractions
Salmon River Trail
57 reviews
2.69 km away
Wildwood Recreation Site
22 reviews
.83 km away
The Courses at The Resort at The Mountain
39 reviews
3.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Maimi I
22 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jonny C | Reviewed this property |
We did not do any camping. We hiked a couple of trails on Mt. Hood. We got the access information from a couple of sources. We brought a map published by National Geographic that had very good trail locations. Another... More
Tom A
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Virginia R | Reviewed this property |
Check the brochures - they give details about the length of hikes and levels of: good for anyone, mid, and high. If you stop at the ranger station or visitor centers, talk to the people there. They have a lot of knowledge.