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We Want You To Take Care Out There

No matter when you visit Mt. Hood Territory, you're set to have a great time. Each season presents its own list of things you should know to ensure your trip is as good as possible. The Mt. Hood Territory River Otter just loves telling people what they "otter do" to make sure they stay safe and enjoy their adventures. 

You Otter Stay On Trail

Mt. Hood Territory has a vast trails system for visitors of all experience levels. Trek your way to breath-taking landscapes, fields of wildflowers, top-notch bird watching, spectacular waterfalls and summer huckleberry picking. But you "otter" stay on trail. Going off trail can damage or kill certain plant and animal species, and can hurt the ecosystems that surround the trail. Always practice Leave No Trace principles: Leave rocks, vegetation, and artifacts where you find them for others to enjoy.

You Otter Follow Farm Rules

The fall months are filled with harvest festivals perfect for families. But remember, many times you're on a working farm and need to be mindful of your surroundings. Be respectful of the property and the animals on the land. But also have fun! 

You Otter Ask A Ranger

Did you know that the Mt. Hood area is filled with experts on the local trail and wilderness areas? That's right, you "otter" ask a ranger for tips when you're planning your travels. They can help make sure you're properly prepared to have a safe and wonderful time exploring our area. Local ranger stations include: 

You Otter Ride Mt. Hood Express

Want to enjoy the beauty of Mt. Hood without worrying about driving? Then you "otter" catch a ride on the Mt. Hood Express. The Mt. Hood Express benefits locals and visitors alike, providing year-round transportation to one of Oregon's most beautiful areas while reducing traffic on our roads while increasing access to outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Not only that, but each bus is equipped with bike trailers in the spring, summer and fall, and storage space for all your outdoor gear in the winter.

You Otter View Wildlife From A Distance

Many species of amphibians, birds, butterflies and mammals can be found in Mt. Hood National Forest. You "otter" view wildlife from a safe distance. Use binoculars or a camera with zoom to view animals. This will help to protect you as well as them.

You Otter Be Prepared

Weather on Mt. Hood can change quickly no matter the season. You "otter" be prepared for anything by remembering to pack the 10 essentials

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