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Hikers, Molalla River Recreation Area

Recreation

Find year 'round skiing and Olympic-class snowboarding in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. Pitch your tent in one of many campgrounds and cast your fishing line in a nearby lake or river. Whitewater raft, kayak, skydive, bird watch, horseback ride, hike, and get on your bike for wicked off-road trails. Mt. Hood National Forest and BLM forest use passes, and Sno Park permits are available at Ranger District offices or retail outlets along Hwy 26.


Mountain Biking, Sandy Ridge Trail
BIKING
Mt Hood from Timberline Lodge, Late Summer
CLIMBING/MOUNTAINEERING
woman and husband fishing with expert guide in oregon's mt hood territory
FISHING
Langdon Farms Golf Club, Aurora
GOLF/DISC GOLF
North Clackamas Aquatic Park
INDOOR RECREATION
Zipline at Skibowl Adventure Park
OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Mary S Young Park Path, West Linn
PARKS
Tandem Skydiving
SKY PLAY
Snowboarding Timberline Ski Area
SNOW PLAY
Six rafters and eNRG Kayaking guide in blue inflatable raft dip their oars in the Sandy River and begin their whitewater trip
TOURS/RENTAL SERVICES
Salmon River, day hikers
TRAILS
eNRG Kayaking, Willamette Falls kayaking tour
WATER PLAY
TRIP IDEAS
Top sunrises and sunsets in Mt. Hood Territory November edition
It's no secret that the people who run the Mt. Hood Territory social channels are kind of sunrise and sunset obsessed. Okay, mostly it's me, but since I get to have a lot of say in what gets shared, m...
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Mount Hood at sunrise
Five ways to enjoy the snow in Mt Hood Territory
Mt. Hood is a wonderful place to play in the winter – and you don’t have to be a hardcore skier to enjoy it! Of course there is skiing and snowboarding but you can also explore by snowmobile, snow...
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Snowshoer with large backpack makes his way across a nowcoverd meadow as Mt. Hood and National Forest fill his view.
Fall Fishing in Mt Hood Territory
The Fall months in Mt. Hood Territory are ideal for fishing with plentiful bites and a relaxing time.I encourage you to take every opportunity you can this Fall to get out on the water and enjoy time...
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Spray from Willamette Falls fills the air as three fishermen fish from boat at base of falls.
Fall Hiking in Mt Hood Territory
The Fall months in Mt. Hood Territory are the perfect time to discover the autumn foliage in the forests.No matter what your skill level is there is a trail suited for you in Mt. Hood Territory and t...
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Family hiking little zigzag falls in Oregon's Mount Hood Territory
3 Places to Find Fall Foliage Near Mt. Hood
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, amon...
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Fall color leaf on mossy rock Zigzag River Oregon's Mount Hood Territory
Hiking to Pup Creek Falls in Mt. Hood Territory
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...
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Lower two levels of Pup Creek Falls
Hiking Trails in Mt. Hood Territory
The trails in Mt. Hood Territory are a true hiker's paradise with glaciers, meadows and alpine lakes all within reach here. Follow Cheryl Strayed's footsteps on the historic and Hollywood-fam...
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One backpacker stops to enjoy the canyon and Mt. Hood views as another hiker walks toward him along the Pacific Crestt Trail
Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl Open for the Summer
Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl open Saturday, May 26th for the 2018 season. "Adventure" is literally Mt. Hood Adventure Park's middle name so they really know how to turn the dial up on summer fu...
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Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl with Mt. Hood in the background and child smiling while on bungy trampoline in Mt. Hood Territory.
Fly fishing in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
They say a bad day fishing beats a good day working. It's even better when your good day working is fishing as I experienced this morning with Mark from The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches.  I grew...
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Fisherman in red shirt and waders using bright orange line on his reel stands in middle of Sandy River and casts his fly
Mountain Biking on the Sandy Ridge Trail is Paradise
The Sandy Ridge Trail System is a mountain biker's paradise with over 15 miles of flowing single-track trails of all difficulty levels on the lower slopes of Mt. Hood. They range in length from 3/4 o...
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Airborne mountain biker maneuvers a curve amid tall fir trees on the Sandy Ridge Trail just east of Sandy, Oregon
Adventure in the Willamette Valley
It's for good reason that the Willamette Valley is known for its wineries. It's not everyone who can be named as the best wine area in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Beyond the endless rows o...
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Male Go-Kart driver on blue go-kart races around the track at Pat's Acres in Canby in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
Family fun in the Willamette Valley
Traveling is a great way for families to regain some of that togetherness that has been lost in today's busy world. Sports, school, work and devices seem to keep us apart more and more. That'...
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Two boys play miniature golf near the whimsical stone castle on the course at Family Fun Center in Wilsonville on a sunny day
Resolving to put yourself first this year in Mt. Hood Territory
New Year's resolutions are a great way of setting a goal for positive change. Getting healthier by making smarter choices with what you eat, drink and your activity level is an incredibly popular res...
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Woman in yoga attire leads a fluffy headed brown alpaca in a pasture to the alpaca yoga class in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
Tackle the winter with Mt. Hood Outfitters
When the snow comes, some people look to hunker down and snuggle in front of a warm fire. (We have places for that, by the way.) Then there are those who look at it as a chance to get out there and...
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Young female riding a bright green snowmobile in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
Act like a kid at Wippersnappers in Sandy
Do your kids have entirely too much energy? Do they sometimes seem to defy gravity as they bounce off the walls? Imagine them doing this while you're on vacation. If only there were a place you could...
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Young boy using the foot and hand holds works his way to the top of the rock climbing wall at Wippersnappers in Sandy
A Park for Every Interest
In addition to more than 1,200 miles of trails in Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory is home to over 50 different parks. They range from State Parks to wetlands, Nature Parks t...
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Group of six day hikers and dog on trial through old growth forest in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
Paintballing in Mt Hood Territory
Some people head to Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory in order to relax. They head to one of our amazing lakes, hike a secluded trail or taste some wine at one of our award-winning wineries. Then there are...
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A team of 10 or 11 paintball enthusiasts in full protective gear fires away at enemy cobatants at Splat Action Painball.
Climbing in Mt Hood Territory
A climber during a summit attempt of Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood and its surrounding territory offer climbing for every type of climber.  The options include an indoor rock wall, outdoor bouldering, sport...
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On a sunny morning, climber with crampons on his boots makes his way up route towards Mt. Hood's 11,245 ft. summit.
Better than dollars better than love Fishing on the Clackamas River
Wild steelhead must be released. Gary Lewis caught this Clackamas River steelhead on a cerise jig beneath a float. Photo by Jennifer Lewis “I have lived,” Rudyard Kipling wrote in 1889. “The Am...
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Fly fisherman in waders in a shallow water area at Trillium Lake casts his line during an early evening outing on the lake.
Ski & Snowboard on Mt Hood
As Oregon’s grandest peak, Mt. Hood Territory is home to three incredible and diverse ski resorts. Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is the only ski-in, ski-out lodge in the state, Mt. Hood Skibowl ha...
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Snow-covered Mt. Hood pops against the bright blue sky with Cascade foothills in forefront as seen from Jonsrud Viewpoint.
Golf in Mt Hood Territory is a hole in one
If you're idea of clubbing isn't dancing to loud, bass-driven music but breaking out the driver and crushing the perfect drive right down the fairway, then Mt. Hood Territory is the place for you. Or...
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A golfer hits one of his woods down a fairway dotted with autumn colors at The Courses at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort.
Explore our 7 Wonderful Trails
You've heard about the 7 Great Wonders of the World and the 7 Wonders of Oregon, but are you familiar with Mt. Hood Territory's 7 wonderful trails? From biking routes and water ways, to heritage trai...
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Couple with daypacks walk across footbridge covered with leaves to begin a hike in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor.
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