Mt. Hood Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayOregon

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  • Cyclist and Mt. Hood

    A cyclist pauses in the midst of traveling to take in Mt. Hood in the distance.

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  • Upper Hood River Valley Orchards

    Mt. Hood provides a calming backdrop to the flowering orchards at Upper Hood River Valley.

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  • Fall View of Mt. Hood and the Hood River

    Mt. Hood is the backdrop to Hood River and the vibrant colors of fall foliage displays in the Hood River Valley.

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  • Summertime in the Hood River Valley

    From Middle Mountain, a sweeping view of Mt. Hood is presented.

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  • Kiteboarding on the Columbia River

    A visitor to the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway takes advantage of one of the many exciting water sports activities available on the Columbia River.

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  • Trillium Lake in the Summer

    A canoer glides along the mirror image of Mt. Hood reflected in the still waters of Trillium Lake.

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  • Mount Hood Railroad with Spring Blossoms

    The Mount Hood Railroad offers visitors breathtaking scenery from Hood River through meadows and orchards to the base of Mt. Hood.

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  • Historic Red Barn

    The scenic beauty of the area’s farms and orchards bring visitors back to a nostalgic time of living off the land.

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  • Snowshoeing in the Mt. Hood National Forest

    Winter recreation on Mt. Hood abounds, with several developed ski resorts and many more great nordic skiing trails and trails for snowshoeing

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  • Phillip Foster Historical Site

    A covered wagon sits in the grass, unhitched from the team of oxen that would normally pull it.

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  • Mount Hood Cultural Center

    Dark evergreens and snowy grounds lend a rustic charm to the Mt. Hood Cultural Center.

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  • Laurel Hill Chute

    Evergreens and rocky ground lend a peaceful atmosphere to the steep cliffs.

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  • West Barlow Tollgate

    A empty gate swings open, inviting visitors to the leaf covered pathway in the fall.

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  • Dead Man's Curve

    Thickly forested slopes and snow covered mountains provide a perfect photo opportunity for Mt. Hood from Dead Man's Curve.

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  • Hiking in Mt. Hood National Forest

    A visitor to the area is all set for a day traversing the many trails that criss-cross the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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  • Mt. Hood from the Ski Bowl

    A close up view of Mt. Hood in winter is provided by visiting the Ski Bowl.

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  • Skiing at the Timberline Lodge

    Visitors and locals alike strap on their skis to take advantage of the snowy powder at the Timberline Lodge.

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  • Downtown Troutdale

    Stylish buildings and colorful flowers lend a charming atmosphere to downtown Troutdale.

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  • Hiking Along Mt. Hood

    A group of visitors hike along the pathways of Mt. Hood.

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  • The Snow-covered Slopes of Mt. Hood

    Cars drive by the snow-dusted pine trees and hills of Mt. Hood.

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  • Daunting Views of Mt. Hood

    A close up view of Mt. Hood shows how impressive the rocky hills are.

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  • Autumn in the Mountains

    Next to evergreens, a smattering of trees show the touch of fall. The snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood provides a lovely backdrop.

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  • A Majestic View of Mt. Hood

    Dusky pinks and grays encompass the white top of Mt. Hood.

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  • Ferns and Spindly Pines

    Ferns line the way to the cool overhangs of this pine forest.

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  • Blue Skies and Dark Blue Waters

    Trees and shrubs in various shades surround the calm waters of the Sandy River.

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  • An Explanation in Summit Meadow

    Venturing into the depths of Summit Meadow, visitors can learn about the history of it and the surrounding area.

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  • Mt. Hood over Summer Hills

    Rising like a specter from the horizon, Mt. Hood, at over 11,000 feet, towers over the surrounding Oregon landscape.

  • Majestic Mount Hood

    Reflected in the clear blue waters of Mirror Lake and surrounded by evergreens, Mt. Hood is a stunning backdrop.

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