Mount Hood is packed with adventurous and happening places to visit and things to do. Traveling to Portland , Oregon Mount Hood Territory will rejoice you activities like skiing and snowboarding ,hiking to nature sights , fishing ,camping , bike riding and many more.

Here I present my favorite 10 Places to visit in Mount Hood territory .

10 places to visit in Mt Hood territory

Trillium Lake 

Trillium lake

There are awesome views of Mt Hood around the Trillium lake Trail .The Trail crosses Wetlands that provide bird watching opportunities .

Its a great family hike due to its distance and easy terrain . The trail begins and ends at the Trillium Lake dam.

From Portland , Oregon travel 31 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 then turn south on Trillium Lake Loop Road called Forest Road 2656 across from the Snow Bunny Snow park.

Take Trillium Lake Loop Road (Forest Road 2656) for 2.5 miles, passing Trillium Lake Campground and Day Use Area turns.

The road will bear right and go down to the lake’s dam. Parking is just before the dam. The trail starts at either end of the dam.

Trillium lake is perfect for day hiking , fishing around and nature Viewing.

Timberline Lodge Ski Area 

Timberline Lodge

In the U.S. state of Oregon,Timberline Lodge ski area is the ski and snowboarding area of Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark .Among the few ski areas in the United States , it has the most ski-able terrain below the main lodge.

Accessible via the Mount Hood Scenic Byway , It is located on the south face of Mount Hood, about 60 miles (95 km) east of Portland.

Exactly , Timberline Lodge is on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail , with so many beautiful sites to see .From the lodge, the famous trail is stretched away to north by rounding Mount Hood’s west side.

Mount Hood National Forest

Mount Hood National Forest

The Mount Hood National Forest is located approx. 62 miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon and towards the northern Willamette River valley.

To the south of the remarkably beautiful Columbia River Gorge and to sixty miles of forested mountains , the Mount Hood start to extend.
A great view of lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area and the slopes of Mt. Jefferson also come along the way.

Many visitors to the Mt. Hood National Forest take pleasure in huge variety of recreational activities like fishing, camping, boating and hiking in the summer, hunting in the fall, and skiing and other snow sports in the winter. Other activities like Berry-picking and mushroom collection are popular, and for many area residents, a trip in December to cut the family’s Christmas tree is a long standing tradition.

Visitors interested in Camping outside campgrounds are permitted in many parts of the Mt. Hood National Forest .
They can camp for 14 consecutive days and up to 28 days on the Forest in a calendar year.

Some areas of this forest are also closed to camping or entry to protect the watershed or wildlife habitat.

Lake Oswego Farmers' Market

Farmers market

If you are Food traveler , then discover the region’s finest products at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market. There are over 80 vendors that boast market every week.  You can find a wide variety of superior produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, nursery items, hot foods, and more.

The Market also features live music from 10:30am-12:30pm each week and a Kids’ Corner for youngsters.

The Lake Oswego Farmer’s market is an open air market in Downtown Lake Oswego. Enjoy a meal while visiting the market, too. If you are a foodie, you’ll be in heaven at the Lake Oswego Farmers Market.

The Lake Oswego Farmers market opens in summer and during the harvest time and runs from May through early October each year.

Here is some information about the market :

Days : Saturdays, May 20-October 14, 2017
Address : Millennium Plaza Park , 200First Street
Timings :8:30am-1:30pm

Swan Island Dahlias 

Swan Island Dahlias

Swan Island Dahlias is one of the largest flower growers in the nation. A great attraction that you can walk through the fields and go through the display building.

Throughout August , Entertainment and food during there Dahlia Festival is a must see.  This place is  owned and run by a local family.

When the dahlias bloom, visitors can go purchase them. The flowers are lovely and beautiful,and if you want to purchase them for any event of yours , they pick and package them for you.

Swan Island Dahlias typically grows new dahlia varieties, which you can see on display in late summer and order your favorites to be delivered in the spring when they are ready to plant. Go with friends and a camera for a leisurely walk through the fields. Buy fresh-cut dahlias from the field or visit the dahlia-themed gift shop.

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Elevator

The Oregon City Municipal Elevatorhas a height of 130-foot (40 m) built to connect two neighborhoods(downtown and the historic McLoughlin neighborhood) in Oregon City in the U.S. state of Oregon.

It is the only outdoor municipal elevator in the U.S. and one of only four in the world.
The upper portion of this elevator contains an observation deck making it appear like a flying saucer .There have been two elevators at this location.

Present day elevator was built in 1954–55 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

The elevator building above has an array of pictures that show several views in one frame – then and now. They are fascinating.

Turning right as you exit at the top, takes you to a view of the Willamette River falls. You can see them from the highway but this is quite spectacular.

The walkway is landscaped and this time of year, the flowers are in full bloom. Now I want to take the time to walk both right and left and then explore into the neighborhood. The houses look historical. And, Oregon City: What little we had time to see, looks inviting. I am definitely going back soon.

World of Speed

cars-World of Speed

World of Speed in Wilsonville is a museum of Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Funny Cars and Indy cars .

From drag racing and land speed records to hydroplanes and NASCAR, World Of Speed have them all . Our educational museum features the historic race cars, boats and motorcycles that tell the story of motorsports culture.

The museum offers visitors a behind-the-scenes through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, and fantastic view of the racing world.

If you are a lover of motorsports, go check out the Daytona Banking Wall, the Wall of Sound, Women in Racing, and the History of Northwest Drag Racing.

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl

Mt hood Ski Bowl

Mt Hood Ski Bowl is simply an amazing mountain ski bowl that should be visited. Mount Hood is the highlight of northern Oregon and, as long as the weather is good, is visible from nearly all northern Oregon as well. Whether you ski or not this is an amazing site that you really need to visit.

Willamette Falls

willamette falls

Between the Oregon city and West Linn ,the Willamette Falls is a natural waterfall on the Willamette River in the United States.

This Waterfall is the largest in the American Pacific Northwest by volume, and the seventeenth wide Waterfall in the world.

It is Horseshoe-shaped block Waterfall due to basalt shelf at the river bottom and it is 1,500 feet (460 m) wide and 40 feet (12 m) high with a flow of 30,849 cu ft/s (874 m³/s), located 26 miles (42 km) upriver from the Willamette’s mouth.

In terms of Water Volume , it is the largest waterfall in the Northwest .
Around the falls , there are many oldest locks which are continuously operating multi-lift lock and canal system in the United States.

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located on Abernethy Green, at a site often identified as the end of the Barlow Road portion of the Oregon Trail.

Visitors are guided by a living history interpreter, who brings alive the journey from Missouri to Oregon through dramatization and story telling. Things to see include artifacts from pioneer days, a video presentation, and a gift shop.

The historic site is also home to the Country Store, where authentic keepsakes and locally made goods — like beaded items from Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde natives — are available for sale.

At the Master Gardener’s Pioneer Garden ,the native spirit is still celebrated .
Here plants and heirloom roses similar to those found in 1860s , Oregon are on display.

The specimen roses researched by experts are attended by master gardeners, who make presentations on plant life in pioneer times.