Mount Hood is located south-east of Portland in the Pacific North West region of USA. A 2-hour drive will open up a new world of idyllic forests and snowy peaks including Oregon’s tallest mountain, Mount Hood.
Visit the Mount Hood National Forest
Mount Hood National Forest is one of the most-visited National Forests in the United States so it is very well set up with developed recreation sites, camping, and lodges.
For the adventure-seekers, there is no end of outdoor activities to keep a smile on your face with skiing, hiking, boating, rafting, climbing, and horse riding. For those wanting a more relaxed activity, you can get involved in berry-picking, mushroom foraging, fishing, and kick-back at Bagby hot springs. I think there’s something for all to enjoy.
So let’s check out some extraordinary views of Mount Hood, it’s simply a landscape photographer’s dream.
Photographs | Mount Hood with Wild Flowers
The alpine meadows in Mount Hood National Forest are a joy to explore as the wildflowers spring from the earth creating a striking pop of colour.
Marvel at the covering crimson clover with the mighty Mount Hood as a backdrop or take in the blooms at the with tulip farm at sunrise.
Rose Spiraea, a hardhack steeplebush species in the Rose family native to Western North America, is a common sight in the Mount Hood National Forest.
Photographs | Mt Hood overlooking the lakes
There are 150 lakes and 14 jaw-dropping rivers, it will be hard to choose where to explore first but wherever you will be in awe of the beautiful surroundings.
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Photographs | More iconic viewpoints of Mt Hood
Willamette Falls is a popular location in all of Mt. Hood Territory to take the perfect shot. The incredible waterfalls and jaw-dropping scenery is a beauty to behold.
The falls span the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn, and is the largest waterfall by volume in the Pacific Northwest but for safety reasons, you can’t get too close. If you’re lucky, you may get a sighting of the sea lions feeding at the base of the falls during salmon runs.
Vista House is a wonderful viewpoint to capture Oregon’s history and striking nature together. Vista House, a fine example of German ‘Art Nouveau’ architecture, is a museum at Crown Point in Multnomah County. that also serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers and as a comfort station for travelers on the Historic Columbia River Highway.
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