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Mount-Hood is Oregon's largest mountain peak. It towers above the Columbia River and the Mt. Hood Recreational Wilderness Area, and is easily reached on Highway 26, approximately an hour east of Portland. Mount Hood is a summer and winter recreational paradise, and there is little you could think of that is not available here in the way of outdoor fun. There are miles and miles of trails for hiking and biking, with several beautiful lookout points along the way. Devils Half Acre is a peaceful meadow that offers a great view of Mount Hood. And the Jonsrud Viewpoint is an Oregon Trail Interpretive Site. Here, you can view the Sandy River Valley and majestic Mount Hood, as you trace the route of the pioneers as they descended the mountain in their covered wagons. Other summer activities include fly fishing, rafting and kayaking, horseback riding and golf. In wintertime there are four ski areas that surround Mount Hood, each with its' own distinct skiing opportunities. Thousands come here each winter to ski the mountain, from its' gentle sloops for beginners, to challenging deep and steep terrain for professionals. Some of the more unusual things to do at Mount Hood include riding the scenic Ski Chair that transports you to the top of Skibowl Peak for a panoramic view of Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Sisters and Mt. St. Helens! There's also bungee jumping, a summer tube hill, a mile dual alpine slide, and a special kid's play zone. Lodging is abundant in the area, from camping and wilderness cabins, to family hotels and motels. Four seasons of fun and beauty makes Mount Hood one of the most visited recreational areas in the country.

Surrounding areas: Cape Meares, Oregon (3.9 mi), Seal Rock, Oregon (5.1 mi), Oceanside, Oregon (5.6 mi), Rockaway Beach, Oregon (6.2 mi), Netarts, Oregon (7.8 mi), Tillamook, Oregon (9.6 mi), Manzanita, Oregon (13.1 mi)

Mount Hood Vacation Rentals

Mount Hood Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn502 Garibaldi AveGaribaldi, OR4.7 mi.(503) 322-3338
Sand Dollar Motel105 NW 23RD AveRockaway Beach, OR7.4 mi.(503) 355-2301
Best Western Inn & Suites1722 N Makinster RdTillamook, OR8.8 mi.(503) 842-7599
Shilo Inn Tillamook2515 N MainTillamook, OR8.9 mi.(503) 641-6565
Schooner's CoveCannon Beach, OR24.7 mi.(503) 636-8915

Mount Hood Weather & Climate

The North Coast Region of Oregon has a climate with strong marine influences. Summers are generally cool and winters are moderate. Westerly winds are predominant from the northwest during the summer and from the southwest in the winter. These winds from the ocean bring heavy rainfall in winter and fog in the summer. The Oregon Pacific coastal zone is characterized by wet winters, relatively dry summers and mild temperatures all year. Along the lower elevations on the immediate coast, annual precipitation is between 65 to 90 inches, but on higher elevations on the west slopes, it can be up to 200 inches. Several days of abundant rainfall can cause floods. Snowfall on the coast is minimal. Extreme high or low temperatures are rare.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 49°F 36°F 13.09 in. 49°F
February 52°F 37°F 10.79 in. 50°F
March 54°F 37°F 9.90 in. 50°F
April 56°F 39°F 6.81 in. 50°F
May 60°F 43°F 4.84 in. 52°F
June 63°F 47°F 3.41 in. 55°F
July 66°F 49°F 1.64 in. 55°F
August 68°F 49°F 1.42 in. 55°F
September 68°F 46°F 3.68 in. 56°F
October 62°F 41°F 7.16 in. 54°F
November 54°F 39°F 13.72 in. 53°F
December 49°F 36°F 13.94 in. 52°F

Mount Hood Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Astoria Regional airport (AST) located about 43 miles north of Mount Hood in Astoria, Oregon, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located approximately 51 miles east of Mount Hood in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon, Mcnary Field (SLE) located roughly 65 miles southeast of Mount Hood in Salem, Oregon, and finally the Portland International airport (PDX) located around 68 miles east of Mount Hood in Portland, Oregon.

Mount Hood Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR64.4 mi.
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR70.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Alderbrook Golf CourseTillamookOR9.6 mi.
Bay Breeze Golf Course & Driving RangeTillamookOR9.6 mi.
Manzanita Golf CourseManzanitaOR13.1 mi.
Hawk Creek Golf CourseNeskowinOR29.7 mi.
Neskowin Beach Golf CourseNeskowinOR29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Cooper SpurPortlandOR64.4 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR64.4 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR110.3 mi.
Willamette PassEugeneOR112.0 mi.
State Parks
Cape Meares State ParkOR3.9 mi. 
Twin Rocks State ParkOR4.9 mi. 
Oceanside Beach State ParkOR5.7 mi. 
Rockaway Beach State ParkOR6.0 mi. 
Symons State ParkOR6.3 mi. 
Nehalem Bay State ParkOR11.2 mi. 
Cape Lookout State ParkOR13.0 mi. 
Neakahnie-Manzanita State ParkOR13.1 mi. 
Munson Creek Falls State ParkOR16.3 mi. 
Oswald West State ParkOR16.4 mi. 
Whalen Island State ParkOR18.6 mi. 
Wilson River Highway Forest State ParkOR19.9 mi. 
Arcadia Beach State ParkOR21.1 mi. 
Hug Point State ParkOR21.2 mi. 
Cape Kiwanda State ParkOR22.6 mi. 
Tolovana Beach State ParkOR23.2 mi. 
Haystack Hill State ParkOR23.9 mi. 
Bob Straub State ParkOR24.7 mi. 
John Yeon State ParkOR25.2 mi. 
Ecola State ParkOR26.6 mi. 
Latimer Quilt & Textile MuseumTillamookOR9.6 mi.(Technology)
Columbia River Maritime MuseumAstoriaOR45.8 mi.(History)
World Kite MuseumLong BeachWA56.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR64.4 mi.

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