Mount Hood Sightseeing Directions From Government Camp

Mount Hood Sightseeing Directions from Government Camp

May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Recreation Parking Pass required at all Trailheads and Lakes. $5/Day or $30/Annual
November 1 – April 30
Sno-Park Parking Pass required at almost all plowed parking areas above 2500′. $7/Day or $30/Season
Most Trails & Roads are marked but a tangible or downloaded map & a hiking app with satellite is highly recommended.

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1. Government Camp – Govy General Grocery Store is located ½ mile from either entrance into town, in the middle of the
1 Mile Government Camp Loop road.
Rest Area is at the East end of the loop road. “Crosstown Trail &
through town Hiking, Biking & Nordic Instructions” can be picked up at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum.
Mountain Bikes, Snowshoes & Cross Country Ski Rentals & Guided Adventure Tours at
Mt. Hood Outfitters (503) 715 – 2175 located in the Huckleberry Inn in Government Camp

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2. Mt. Hood Skibowl –Address: 87000 US-26, Government Camp, Oregon – 3800′
In September, Skibowl is open on weekends only. Skibowl is closed October 1st until Snow Arrival
May 1 – October 31 No parking permit required. November – April Sno-Park Permit required.

Skibowl East – In the middle of Government Camp turn at Multorpor Drive (@ Charlie’s Bar) continue over the bridge
that will take you to the Skibowl East parking lot for 
Ziplining, Bungee Jump, Go Carts, Horseback Riding in Summer,
Cosmic Tubing & Skiing/Snowboarding in the Winter. Access to Summit Trail.

Skibowl West – Go West down Government Camp Loop Road and cross Hwy 26 just after the Mt. Hood Brewery.
Continue straight to the Skibowl West parking lot for the 
Guest Services, Alpine Slide & Mountain Bike Park in Summer,
Skiing/Snowboarding in the Winter. Access to Summit Trail is on the East end of the Skibowl West parking lot.
Access to
Mirror Lake Trail is on the West end of the Skibowl West parking lot with restrooms at this new trailhead.
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3. Timberline Lodge– Address: 27500 E Timberline Road – 6000′
Drive 1/4 Mile East of Government Camp Loop on HWY 26 then turn Left (North) at the huge wooden sign for
Timberline Lodge and continue 6 Miles to the resort. Access to trails including
Timberline Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Timberline to Town Mountain Bike Trail, Alpine Trail, Glade Trail etc.

There are 3 Restaurants at Timberline Lodge: The Blue Ox, The Ram’s Head & The Cascade Dining Room

Scenic Chair Lift Rides, Hiking & Mountain Biking available in Summer & Skiing/Snowboarding usually available year round!
May 1 – October 31 No parking permit required. November – April Sno-Park Permit required.
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4. Mt. Hood Meadows – Address: 14040 Oregon 35, Mt. Hood, Oregon – 4500′
White River – From Hwy 26 exit Right towards Hood River onto Hwy 35, go 5 Miles then park in the White River Lot on the left. This Viewpoint, Hiking & Nordic area is a great place to stop for pictures of Mt. Hood & to do an out & back hike.
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. November – April Sno-Park Permit required.

Sahalie Falls – Drive north on Hwy 35 for almost 8 Miles, past the main entrance to Meadows.
Then, 1 Mile north of the main entrance, turn Left at Hood River Meadows Nordic Center. Park at the
Elk Meadows/Sahalie Falls Trailhead for the 5 Mile Round Trip Waterfall Hike or much longer options on the Elk Meadows Trail.

*To skip the hike and drive directly to Sahalie Falls, go past the Trailhead then turn Left at the gravel road, which is
the Old Hwy 26 which quickly turns to pavement. Follow that road until you see a bridge.
Park just before the bridge and walk out onto the bridge to enjoy this lovely multi-pitch waterfall.

Umbrella Falls – From Sahalie Falls continue south on the Old Highway 26 over the bridge then turn Right at the next 2 intersections to go up the main Mt. Hood Meadows Access Road. From Hwy 35 exit at Mt. Hood Meadows/Bennett Pass and go straight north. Go past the Sunrise Parking Lot then park on the road at the small Trailhead sign in Summer or in the main lot in winter to access the gravel trail on the Right, walk 10 minutes to the waterfall.
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5. Trillium Lake Viewpoint – Address: Trillium Lake Road, 2 Miles off of Hwy 26 – 3500′
Best Viewpoint of the mountain will be from the Dam in the Southeastern corner of the lake. Drive East on Hwy 26,
go 2 miles past Government Camp, then turn Right onto Trillium Lake Road & follow the pavement for 2 miles,
going past the Campground. Park in the Day Use Area or drive past the Day Use Area and park at the Dam.
There is an easy 2.5 Mile hike on the
Trillium Lake Trail that takes about an hour to go around the lake.
Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Deliveries available from Mt. Hood Outfitters (503) 715 – 2175
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. November – April Sno-Park Permit required.
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6. Little Zigzag Falls – Address: 1/4 Mile past Kiwanis Camp which is located at 83500 Kiwanis Camp Rd – 2500′
Drive West on HWY 26 (towards Portland) then turn Right on Kiwanis Camp Road also labeled Road 39, just before the
chain up area. Continue for 2 Miles to the end of the road where you will encounter the Trailhead.
This is an easy 1.2 Mile round trip hike along the winding Zigzag River to a refreshing and beautiful 40′ Waterfall.
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. November – April Sno-Park Permit required.
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Tamanawas Falls – Address: Hwy 35, Mt. Hood, Oregon – 6150′ at the Falls
Drive East on HWY 26 then take the exit Right towards Hood River and continue North on HWY 35 past
Mt. Hood Meadows for 10 Miles, park in the lot on the Left just past Sherwood Campground.
Go Right from the parking lot to cross over the Bridge, then TURN RIGHT after the bridge. When you come to
the next bridge, turn Left and continue to the Falls. This is an out & back hike that is about 4 Miles Round Trip.
Tamanawas Falls forms a broad curtain where Cold Spring Creek thunders over a 150’ lava cliff!
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. October 2 – May 14 No permit required.
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8. Salmon River Road – 2000′ – Go West on Hwy 26 then turn Left on Salmon River Road (just after Subway) and continue
for 5-7 Miles to access trails. Old Salmon River Trail will be on the Right.
Salmon River Trail #742 will be 7 miles from
HWY 26 on your Left just before the Bridge. 5 Miles from HWY 26 you will see
Salmon River Slab Rock Climbing.
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. October 2 – May 14 No permit required.
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9. Lolo Pass – 2000′ – Go West on Hwy 26 for 13 miles, then turn Right on Lolo Pass, just after the Zigzag Ranger Station.

Bald Mountain Viewpoint Hike – Follow Lolo Pass for 4 Miles then turn Right (North) on Forest Road 1825 towards McNeil Campground, then continue straight (do not go over the bridge) Onto Forest Road 1828 follow signs to Top Spur Trailhead driving 5.8 Miles to a Y in the road, then stay right and follow the gravel road for 1.6 Miles to the Trailhead. Bald Mountain Hike is .5 Miles up then Right for 500 yards on the PCT to the Wilderness Check -in Station. Then turn high right onto the Timberline Trail #600. Follow this trail UP through the forest to the viewpoint then continue straight until you see a sign on the Left for Cutoff Trail.
Go up and over for .1 Mile then turn Left on the Timberline Trail back to the Wilderness Check in Station.
Then go straight on the
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for 500 yards then TURN LEFT to go .5 Miles back down to the parking area.
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. October 2 – May 14 No permit required.

Ramona Falls – Follow HWY 26 to Zigzag. Turn north on Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). Follow it four miles.
Turn east (right) onto Forest Road 1825 and continue 0.6 miles, turn Right across Bridge and then continue 1.7 miles to
a road junction. Bear left at the junction onto Forest Road 1825-100 and drive 0.3 mile. Take a left onto Forest Road 1825-024
to a large open parking lot (0.2 mile). The hike is 7 Miles Round Trip and includes a river crossing using fallen trees.
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. October 2 – May 14 No permit required.

Frenches Dome Rock Climbing – Follow Lolo Pass for 7.5 Miles from Hwy 26. Then turn Right at the Gravel parking area.
The hike to the rock is short and easy at .4 Miles Round Trip! This 150′ lava shoot has over 25 Bolted Sport Climbing Routes.
May 15 – October 1 Northwest Forest Parking Permit required. October 2 – May 14 No permit required.
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10. Columbia River Gorge – 160’ – Multnomah Falls,
Hood River, The Dalles,
Wineries, The Fruit Loop, Kiteboarding & Windsurfing
Northwest Forest Parking Permit required year-round in the Gorge

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This information is presented to you by the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum. Your donations are greatly appreciated! www.mthoodmuseum.org


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