hiking

views

forest

walking

birding

nature trips

wild flowers

wildlife

lake

dogs on leash

trail running

river

waterfall

kid friendly

camping

mountain biking

snowshoeing

backpacking

fishing

dog friendly

cross country skiing

fly fishing

rock climbing

Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.

snowshoeing
10 days ago

Nice little gem at Mt Hood National Forest. Entertaining hike with quite some waterfalls and nice views onto the Clackamas river on the way to the Pup Creek Falls. Had to do some scrambling here and there due to fallen trees and landslides. Pup Creek Falls were pretty cool! So much bigger than expected!

snowshoeing
11 days ago

Great snowshoe for beginners. Easy trail that is well travelled with a great view at the end.

Parked at the Sno-park and made our way down to the lake. Beautiful views from the frozen over lake and the trail. Will have to do it again!!!

I did it with my dog(chihuahua)and when it was snowing(February) and it wasn't really the most difficult even though I almost died once(I usually almost die around 7 times ) climbing up the ice covering the left side of the fork . the hike was truly beautiful and great experience.

snowshoeing
17 days ago

one of my favorite hikes in winter.

snowshoeing
19 days ago

snowshoeing
23 days ago

Short and easy snowshoe hike. It was pretty cool that we were able to walk on the frozen and snow covered lake. Big disadvantage were definitely the big amount of noisy and stinky snow scooters.