Mt. Hood and vine maples in the snow Trillium Lake Oregon's Mount Hood Territory

3 Places to Find Fall Foliage Near Mt. Hood

Jarrod Lyman | 10/02/2018 | Biking, Other Outdoor Activities, Recreation, Trails and Parks WF

Fall foliage at Mt. Hood from Lolo Pass Oregons Mount Hood Territory

Fall has certainly arrived here in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory and with that the explosion of color that is fall foliage. Various trees are starting to take on radiant reds and dazzling yellows, among other colors, and this little guide will help you find those spots to take in all the beauty.

Highway 26

The easiest spot is cruising up Highway 26 towards Mt. Hood. The vine maple has already taken on some amazing colors, and the big leaf maples are starting to turn as well. Look for pops of color amidst the evergreens, creating some wonderful contrast. Bonus: head out a ways on Lolo Pass Road to find epic scenes of vivid vine maples in the foreground with Mt. Hood behind. Keep in mind the the road can get snow if the season arrives early.

Related: Find nearby vacation rentals

Clackamas River with fall color in Oregons Mount Hood Territory

Clackamas River

The Clackamas River is designated as a wild and scenic river, and as such boasts some pretty amazing views, especially during fall. Take Highway 224 east through Estacada, which follows the river. You'll find some colorful views along this scenic stretch of road that will make for plenty of fall photo ops. Bonus: grab your hiking boots and head out on the Clackamas River Trail to Pup Creek Falls

Molalla River Recreation Area

The Molalla River Recreation Corridor is a scenic region along the Willamette River's only tributary untamed by dams. Your options abound here, as you can drive along country roads, hike along mountain trails or single track and multi-use mountain bike trails. Bonus: if you're a horse lover, there's equestrian trails as well. 

Wherever you go, be sure to tag your photos on Instagram with #omht so we can bask in their beauty. Enjoy fall in Mt. Hood Territory!

Jarrod Lyman has more than 13 years tourism experience. He is currently loving his job overseeing content for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

Mid-Week Skiing and Boarding in Mt. Hood Territory How does a snow day on Mt. Hood sound with less congestion, easier parking, shorter lines and more wide-open terrain for you and your friends?…
For Fun Just Add Water From fishing for salmon to shooting rapids or kayaking on a peaceful lake, if you’re into water sports, then Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory is the…
Snow Play in Mt. Hood Territory Mt. Hood has finally had a visit from Old Man Winter. Now is the perfect time to get out there and experience the splendor that…
Outdoor adventures in Mt. Hood Territory There are some places people go to do one thing. But here in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, people come to do all the things.Head up…
#NationalRoadTripDay inspired us to compile the best reasons to add Mt. Hood Territory to your list of places to visit for your next road trip.…
We have jumped on the bandwagon and have officially launched our Podcast Series titled Territory Tales featuring the stories behind Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory and it's…
From the official end of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City to Timberline Lodge on the slopes of Mt. Hood, you can find history throughout…
HIGHLIGHTS
Request a Travel Planner
ORDER TRAVEL PLANNER
Explore all that The Territory has to offer delivered right to your door, or if you want, you can view it ONLINE today.
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Want to know what is happening year round? Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter.
FOLLOW US ON YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA
STAY CONNECTED
Developed by Drozian Webworks | ©2019 Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory 1-800-424-3002
Terms | Privacy | Contact CCTCA