Mt. Hood Scenic Byway
Length: 105.0 mi / 169.0 km
Time to Allow: 3 hours to drive or 8 hours to experience the byway.
On this byway volcanoes once erupted and mammoth floods scoured deep gorges. Discover geologic wonders, waterfalls, temperate rain forests and wild rivers. Explore pastoral valleys with farm-fresh produce. Experience the formidable last leg of the Oregon Trail, the Barlow Road. Enjoy this bountiful wonderland that the pioneers called "paradise."
At 11,000 feet above sea level, Mt. Hood, the highest mountain in Oregon, towers over the surrounding trees and lakes of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Take a day-hike along the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway and view this snow-covered, dormant volcano in all its frozen majesty.
The word "epic" gets thrown around a lot these days, but the Pacific Crest Trail earns the distinction. Learn a new reckoning for time and distance while making the 2,650-mile journey through twenty-four national parks, thirty-three wildernesses, and six out of the seven climate zones in North America.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Mt. Hood Splendor and Birds of Wonder
The byway rises from the Columbia River through pastoral lands and primeval forests, through the lush National Forest up to Mt. Hood, and down the...