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    Top Spots in and near Hood River County

    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Lost Lake Butte Trail

      3.5
      3.51 mi / 1302 ft gain
      This is a great hike for those who are visiting Lost Lake. There's a steady 1200ft elevation climb all the way to the summit, so the hike will give you a good workout, but is worth it in the end. To begin this hike, make your way to the Lost Lake Campground Amphitheater Stage (off of NF Dev RD ...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Camp at Lost Lake

      4.7
      When the temperature starts to creep up in the summer, Lost Lake is the perfect escape. The campground provides you with everything you could want – miles of scenic hiking, a multitude of water activities, and even a general store for anything you might have forgotten at home.The lakeside tent ca...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      McNeil Point via Top Spur Trailhead

      4.9
      7.17 mi / 2428 ft gain
      The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone s...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Hike to Sandy Glacier Caves

      4.5
      12.5 mi / 2800 ft gain
      The hike to the caves begins at Top Spur Trailhead. The hike to McNeil Point is 5.4 miles one way, and 2200 feet of elevation gain. The trail starts in the forest, but will eventually open up to views of Mt Hood, as well as St. Helens, Adams and Rainier on a clear day.There is a shortcut up to Mc...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Timberline Loop Trail via the Top Spur Trail

      4.0
      2.26 mi / 627 ft gain
      Starting at the parking area, cross the dirt road to start hiking up from the Top Spur Trailhead. In 0.4 miles you will reach the Pacific Crest Trail intersection, take a right onto the Pacific Crest Trail. In a couple hundred feet you will reach a larger intersection of a bunch of different trai...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Tomlike Mountain

      4.5
      7.65 mi / 1198 ft gain
      Beginning at the Wahtum Lake trailhead, follow the Wahtum Lake Express trail down to the shore and head east (right) around the lake. At the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, follow the Herman Creek Trail to the east (right, again). You'll begin your ascent out of the Wahtum Lake bowl and to...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Camp and Hike Chinidere Mountain

      4.8
      3.16 mi / 1150 ft gain
      The easy version of the Chinidere Mountain hike starts Wahtum Lake Trailhead. The road to the parking lot for Wahtum Lake is paved and thus very easy to access in summer and before snowfall in autumn! The mountain sits across the lake from the parking lot and there are several trails that will ta...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Ramona Falls Loop

      4.7
      7.17 mi / 1148 ft gain
      I'd been wanting to do this hike for quite a while, and when I found work taking me to Portland, I made my return trip through the Mt. Hood wilderness area. I started this Hike from the Ramona Falls trailhead, which is the most popular starting point. The easiest way to find the trailhead, is t...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Kayak Laurance Lake

      5.0
      This lake is found about 25 miles south of Hood River, Or. $5 for day use and now other passes are accepted, just keep that in mind. There are camping sites all over the lake as well, so if you are thinking of making a weekend out of it.  It wasn't very crowded on a weekend during the summer so y...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain

      5.0
      12.27 mi / 3225 ft gain
      After getting your back country permit from a park ranger, you can park your car and head up Zigzag Mountain. There's a tiny 'parking lot' (lot of dirt) where you park that's right by the trailhead. The hike up to the campsites is roughly 4 miles, and it is all uphill. Not only are you surrounde...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Cooper Spur

      5.0
      6.87 mi / 3097 ft gain
      Cooper Spur is located on the north east side of Mount Hood. This is the hike to do if you want to get up close and personal with the mountain. To get there you have to drive around 10 miles up a bumpy dirt road, once off the main road. Low-clearance vehicles can make it but high clearance vehic...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Snowshoe to the Tilly Jane A-Frame

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 1900 ft gain
      Built in the 1930's, the Tilly Jane A-Frame sits on the North side of Mount Hood at around 6,000ft. The cabin is very popular during winter months as it is located only 1,000ft below the tree line and offers beautiful snowshoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding opportunities, yet is also a popul...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

      4.8
      7 mi / 5239 ft gain
      Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night. You may need to dig out a flat spot for your ten...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Hike Paradise Park

      5.0
      12 mi / 2300 ft gain
      The hike begins at Timberline Lodge, which sits on Mount Hood at 6,000 feet of elevation. Find the Timberline trail behind the lodge by following any of the maze of trails heading east and you will be on your way! After 1.2 miles, you reach Little Zigzag Canyon where you will descend approximatel...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

      5.0
      6 mi / 3600 ft gain
      The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Snowshoe to the top of Mount Hood's Palmer Ski Lift

      4 mi / 2560 ft gain
      Ending just a few thousand feet shy of the mountain top, Palmer Lift doesn't start operating until most ski resorts are nearing their close. This leaves most of the mountain nearly uninhabited and ideal for exploring with close up views of the complex summit above and well into Oregon down below....
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    Camping and Lodging in Hood River County

    Lost Lake Resort And Campground
    Lakeshore Trail #656

    Lost Lake Resort And Campground

    Lost Creek
    Rhododendron, Oregon

    Lost Creek

    Riley Horse Campground
    Rhododendron, Oregon

    Riley Horse Campground

    Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground
    Mount Hood, Oregon

    Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground

    Tilly Jane Guard Station
    Mount Hood, Oregon

    Tilly Jane Guard Station

    Wildwood Recreation Site
    Mount Hood Village, Oregon

    Wildwood Recreation Site

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Hood River County

    Rafting the Lower Deschutes

    Rafting the Lower Deschutes

    Ben Kitching

    The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

    The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

    The Outbound Collective

    My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

    My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

    Adam Edwards

    10 Must-Do Winter Adventures near Portland, Oregon

    10 Must-Do Winter Adventures near Portland, Oregon

    The Outbound Collective

    The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

    The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

    Austin Jackson