HWY 224 along the Upper Clackamas River has reopened. Click to learn current conditions.
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If you're exploring Mt. Hood Territory this year, we're here to help you stay up to date on the things that might be a little different than you expected. That's why we've collected verified up-to-date information for you on this page. 

Some attractions and locations are still recovering from 2020's wildfires. You will find Know Now: Wildfire Impact information below to help you plan your visit accordingly.

Most of the COVID-19 precautions have been lifted, and Oregon's mask mandate has ended as of March 12. Some businesses may still be operating on an altered schedule or still ask that guests wear masks. Please check ahead before visiting to ensure the best visit possible. Know Now: COVID-19 is below and will be updated as any new information becomes available. 

Looking for a specific type of updated information? Explore the list below. 

Know Now: Wildfire Impacts Know Now: COVID-19 


 

The following articles have updated information on how to travel responsibly in areas impacted by recent wildfires. Click an excerpt below to read the full article. 

HWY 224 Reopening

Highway 224 past Estacada is reopening May 1. While the road and some sites are open, recovery from the 2020 wildfires is still ongoing in many locations. For a full list of what's open and what's closed, where you can go and other questions, visit our Clackamas River page. 

Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

The 2022 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival has been cancelled due to continued recovery efforts from the 2020 Riverside Fire, however the event will return in 2023.  

The mighty Clackamas River runs deep this time of year fueled by spring rains and early snow melt, tantalizing thrill-seekers with its whitewater rapids. A gathering of enthusiasts who live to conquer the rapids is held annually called The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival. The festival is one of the oldest and largest whitewater events in all of the Pacific Northwest and is just a scenic, short drive upriver from the city of Estacada

Mt. Hood Territory Trails Guide

Notices: 
Pup Creek Falls Trail: currently access to the trail as well as the trail itself are closed due to the 2020 Riverside Wildfire. Please check Clackamas River Road closure notices on the US Forest Service website for updates. 

Cool forests. Riverside picnic spots. Majestic waterfalls. Mt. Hood Territory’s trails get you close to it all. We’ve put together a collection of 12 lesser known gems in our print or PDF Trails Guide...

Kayaking, Rafting And Stand-Up Paddleboarding Guides In Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory

Due to the fire and wind storms that took place in September 2020 throughout Oregon, the UPPER CLACKAMAS RIVER will be closed for recreation until further notice. Some river guides are expecting to be able to open rafting operations back up by the end of June, but please check thier websites and make sure to have a reservation in place.


Spring is the perfect time to head to Mt. Hood Territory's refreshing rivers. There are endless potential adventures on the water, and you might not be taking advantage of some of the most fun class IV rapids closest to Portland… but you should be!

Six Ways To Enjoy The Clackamas River

Please note: The Upper Clackamas River area was heavily impacted by the 2020 Riverside Wildfire, with lasting closures at many recreation areas. See below for details about each site.

The Congressionally designated Wild & Scenic Clackamas River has more than water play to boast about. Check out our 6 best ways to play on - and near - the water for your next trip to Mt. Hood Territory.

Enjoy The Ride Along The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway is currently closed due to damage from the 2020 Riverside Wildfire. See more information about Hwy 224 closures from the US Forest Service.

Biking is second nature to Pacific Northwesterners, and not just as an alternative way to get around, but also as a means to see things from a different perspective. Soak up the majestic scenery of the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway...

12 Diverse Trails In Mt. Hood Territory

Notices:
Pup Creek Falls Trail: currently access to the trail as well as the trail itself are closed due to the 2020 Riverside Wildfire. Please check Clackamas River Road closure notices on the US Forest Service website for updates. 

Mt. Hood Territory is home to over 1,000 miles of trails, which is a lot to consider when determining your next adventure...

7 Great Hikes For Wildflowers

Please Note: Many of these hikes are impacted due to wildfires and COVID-19. Please see below for details and check for closures before you go.

Late spring and summer are ideal times to hit the hiking trails if you love wildflowers. We curated a list of seven great hikes that will help add a little color to your life, as you hike in Mt. Hood Territory...

Hiking Trails In Mt. Hood Territory

Please note: Several of these trails are currently closed due to wildfire and COVID-19 impacts. See below for details. 

The trails in Mt. Hood Territory are a true hiker's paradise with glaciers, meadows and alpine lakes all within reach here...

Camping In Mt. Hood Territory: It's In Tents

Note: Some areas including Table Rock Wilderness are closed due to wildfire impacts. Please see below for more information.

Warm days and cool nights, sounds like perfect camping weather to us. Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory boasts 50 different campgrounds with a wide range of options...

For Fun Just Add Water

Some locations and activities along the Clackamas River are unavailable due to the 2020 Riverside Fire. Please check with local guides and services before visiting so you can get the most enjoyment out of your trip.

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 place for you. 

Hiking to Pup Creek Falls in Mt. Hood Territory

Please note: Pup Creek Falls hike is currently closed due to the Riverside Fire. The following experiential article was written in 2019. 

The beauty of Oregon's landscapes is well known and one of the state's defining characteristics. Of all its stunning features, the tremendous number of waterfalls is probably one of the most popular and brings numerous people outdoors.


Know Now COVID-19 

Oregon's mask mandate ended as of March 12. However, some businesses may still ask that patrons to wear a mask when indoors and some attractions may still be operating on an altered schedule. Please check ahead before you visit and be kind to staff who are tasked with following their employer's rules. 

Keeping Mt. Hood Territory's History Alive

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is temporarily closed. Several of the Hands-On-History exhibits at the  Museum of the Oregon Territory are closed, as well as the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House. See below for details.

Oregon has a rich history filled with diverse stories from cultures that thrived here for centuries and others that came over the Oregon Trail. These tales are told and retold at numerous heritage sites, museums and interpretive centers to help keep the past alive...

Oregon City History

Everywhere you look in Oregon City, you'll find historic homes filled with Oregon Trail and Oregon City history and stories. If walls could talk, right? Well, these walls do.



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The following articles have updated information regarding business and natural area impacts and closures from various circumstances. Click an excerpt below to read the full article.

Great Kids' Fishing Spots In Mt. Hood Territory

Please note that the Indian Springs Trout Farm is temporarily closed. They anticipate opening back up in the fall after they're able to restock. Check their calendar page to see if it has reopened/they have time slots available to book. 

Few things are more exciting for a kid than their first time fishing. Mt. Hood Territory is home to some excellent fishing holes specifically designed or designated for kids, so you can get busy making some memories with your family.

TRIP IDEAS
Pumpkin Fests Are The Best
Fall in Mt. Hood Territory means pumpkin spiced everything is on the market. And, you can’t have the spice without the pumpkin. Fortunately, we have a lot of farms here with some pretty awesome pump...
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Blonde cherub faced toddler in floral hoodie sits among hundreds of orange pumpkins at Wooden Shoe Farm's pumpkin patch.
12 Diverse Trails In Mt. Hood Territory
We've curated a collection of 12 trails and hikes that range from a casual walk through urban parks to some more lengthy, moderate and difficult rated hikes, for the seasoned outdoor enthusiast....
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Six Ways To Enjoy The Clackamas River
The Congressionally designated Wild & Scenic Clackamas River has more than water play to boast about. check out our 6 best ways to play on - and near - the water for your next trip to Mt. Hood Territo...
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Covered Outdoor Patios In Mt. Hood Territory
We're beginning to see longer and sunnier days, but the rain that makes our destination so green and lush is still making its magic... meaning it can get wet out there! But with covered and heated pat...
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Covered patio at Whiskey Hill Winery
Cocktails To Go
Getting food to go from your favorite restaurants has become the new standard. And beginning with the new year many restaurants are expanding their to-go options into an exciting new arena: cocktails!...
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