Top Adventures in Rhododendron

  • Hike to Frustration Falls

    The hike and possible rappel to Frustration Falls begins at the Salmon River trailhead right outside of Welches, Oregon. From the trailhead you follow the trail for about 3.5 miles at which point you reach Canyon View (Shown in pictures 5-6 above)...

    7 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Backpack to Burnt Lake

    After getting your back country permit from a park ranger, you can park your car and head up zig zag 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,...

    14 miles

  • Hike the Salmon River Trail

    Largely Flat Trail4.4 Miles out and BackOld Growth ForestRiver Scouting OpportunitiesThere are seven trailheads all off to the right of E. Salmon River Road. All are easily accessible under normal conditions. The hike meanders alongside the river,...

    4.4 miles 50 ft gain

  • Hike to Ramona Falls

    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 p...

    7 miles

  • Hike Devil's Peak Lookout

    The Trail:This hike is one of the 2 routes that lead to the lookout, and the shorter of the two. It requires more driving to get to the trailhead than the other, but less walking, so if that sounds appealing to you, you have come to the right plac...

    3 miles 660 ft gain

  • Hike to Little Zig Zag Falls

    The hike along Little Zig Zag River is definitely one of Oregon's hidden gems. Although the waterfall isn't as highly rated in comparison to other impressive falls like Multnomah Falls, Abiqua Falls, or Bridal Viel Falls, it is still quite the sig...

  • Hike to Mirror Lake

    I was out doing the Ramona Falls hike, and I decided that I needed to find a lake that provided me with a great view of Mt Hood. My first stop was Trillium Lake, but with that being a “drive up” lake, there were tons of people. Tons of people on...

  • Climb Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

    Looking to score those iconic photos of Mt. Hood? Climb the well-graded trail to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, one of the most accessible summit hikes to Portlanders, and see where they were all taken.Starting from the busy Mirror Lake Trailhead, c...

  • Snowshoe Tom, Dick, and Harry

    Your day of adventure will start at the Skibowl West parking lot. Unfortunately, due to snowplowing, the roadside parking to the Mirror Lake trailhead is covered in snow. If you are doing this hike in the summer, be sure to check out this adventur...

    8 miles 1710 ft gain

  • Hike McNeil Point

    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 (m...

    10.5 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike to Sandy Glacier Caves

    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 R...

    12.5 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Hike the Timberline Loop Trail via the Top Spur Trail

    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 ...

    2 miles 700 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Camp Creek

      Overview The Camp Creek Campground sits next to a babbling forest creek in the country's scenic Pacific Northwest region. The campground is not far from the base of the majestic, snow-covered Mt. H...

    • Mount Hood Village, Oregon

      Wildwood Recreation Site

      Overview Wildwood Recreation Site is located along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway near the town of Welches, Oregon. Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, beckons travelers through a forested corridor...

    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Riley Horse Campground

      Overview Riley Campground is an equestrian facility located northwest of Oregon's majestic Mt. Hood. Horse corrals are tucked into the forest near the campsites, and several horseback riding trails...

    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Lost Creek

      Overview Lost Creek Campground is a fully accessible campground allowing anyone access to campsites, fishing and a paved nature trail that meanders through the area. The campground is also near the...

    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Still Creek

      Overview Still Creek Campground lies in the shadows of majestic Mt. Hood, in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the mountain, and offers access to a variety ...

    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Trillium

      Overview Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point. ...

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