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Mt Hood Territory

Which cities are in our sub-region?  


The town of Estacada rests on the banks of the Clackamas River, and serves as a gateway to many recreational opportunities – rafting, kayaking, camping, and fishing, to name a few.  The history of Estacada is illustrated in a series of murals in the downtown area.  Estacada also marks the beginning of the West Cascades Scenic Byway and Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway, which winds south through the mountains to Detroit and Oakridge.


Sandy, the gateway to the Mt. Hood National Forest recreation area, takes its name from the nearby Sandy River.  Many visitors enjoy a stop here en route to the mountain to browse Sandy’s unique shops, art galleries, historical museums and scenic view of Mt. Hood at Jonsrud Viewpoint. The Sandy River offers excellent steelhead and salmon fishing and hiking and biking trails.  

Villages of Mt. Hood (Brightwood, Wemme, Welches, Zigzag, Rhododendron)

This is the outdoor enthusiast’s playground, with numerous vacation rentals, shopping and culinary delights. Surrounded by high mountain lakes, crisscrossed with rushing rivers and blanketed by thick fir forests, the Villages of Mt Hood serve as the commercial hub of the south side of Mt Hood.  Here you will find one of Oregon’s oldest and most memorable golf resorts – The Resort at the Mountain. The Villages offer a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from riverside log cabins to resort lodging, vacation condominiums, and quaint mountain bungalows nestled in the woods,.  From here you are never more than 20 miles away from year-round skiing, golfing, hiking or just relaxing next to the Salmon River.  Culinary possibilities abound in the villages; from coffee roasted on the spot to homemade soup and entrees featuring the local bounty.

Government Camp

The village of Government Camp has transformed itself into an attractive alpine mountain destination, serving as a recreational hub for visiting skiers, snowshoers, tubers, cross country skiers, snowboarders, hikers and mountain bikers.  The village is the point of departure for many trails, accessible through Mt. Hood Adventure guides.  A number of eateries and lodging options are here, including mountain resorts, vacation rental homes and inns.  The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum showcases mountain art, the natural history of Mt. Hood and the history of explorers and downhill skiing on the mountain.

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