Mount Hood Scenic Loop
If you’re in the mood to go road tripping, then the Mount Hood Scenic Loop should be an essential destination. The trip starts in Portland, taking you down Interstate 84 along the Columbia River, which skirts the route to the north with Mount Hood itself viewable to the south. Head right on State Route 35 and you’ll circle around to the south of Mount Hood, eventually coming to State Route 26, which will lead you back to Portland. The 146-mile trip, all of it tree lined and packed with scenic vistas, provides plenty of places to pull off and camp, picnic, eat at a restaurant, or go for a hike. Plan your trip here. Peak Viewing Times: 3rd and 4th Weeks of October.
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