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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.



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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.

Sleigh Rides with Mt. Hood Outfitters

Mt. Hood Outfitters has announced that sleigh rides will not occur during the 2022/23 winter season. Please visit their website to see other services and tours they offer. 

Mt. Hood Territory in the winter is filled with epic snow sport adventures to be had on the mountain, but for many, a more laid back, cozy outing is the type of adventure they are interested in. Enter: sleigh rides!

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.

Oregon City History

Some locations operate under limited hours. Check with the locations website before visiting.

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.

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

Know Now: Wildfire Impacts 


 

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. 

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

HWY 224 Reopening

Highway 224 past Estacada reopened 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. 

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...

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.

TRIP IDEAS
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
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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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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