Places to Visit: Mt Hood Oregon

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Mt Hood Oregon

When you are so close to such an amazing attraction, you must travel to Mt. Hood in Oregon to experience one of the Pacific's best sights. The whole family will never forget seeing an actual volcano right here in the United States, and getting information on the geology of this spectacle. Read More

In the Pacific Northwest, you can visit Mt. Hood, a dormant volcano that lies about 50 miles southeast of Portland. It's a snow-covered wonder. Rising over 11,000 feet high, it has twelve glaciers, the most visited being Palmer Glacier. You will find more than sixty miles of forested landscapes with lovely lakes and streams.

Of course, skiing is the most popular sport offered at Mt. Hood, but summer holds many activities for the traveler as well. There are over 1200 miles of hiking trails like the Pacific Crest Trail that is extremely popular. You can go berry picking and collect mushrooms. Climbing is a favorite of this awesome mountain, and thousands attempt the climb to the summit each year. For less stress, you can go horseback riding, camping, boating and fishing.

Bed & Breakfasts, Chalets, Lodges and resorts are in abundance in and around Mt. Hood. There is no lack of accommodations no matter what you are looking for. Camping is also popular and there are many campgrounds for your use.

Starting in McCall, Idaho, you can get to Mt. Hood by taking ID-55 to US-95, jog over to I-84 West. Take exit 64 after 312 miles, follow the signs.