The mountain in Portland’s backyard. Oregon’s landmark. The Mount Hood National Forest is covered with lakes, hiking trails and campsites, a true staple in the NW.
This desolate area is made up of 29,000 acres of ancient western juniper woodlands atop Columbia River Basalts and volcanic fields of lava rock. Its an area not many are known to explore as it is desolate and with minima trails or roads that run through it. It’s the perfect place to stargaze at night.
The deepest river gorge in N America, deeper than the grand canyon and its in Oregon. There are 218,019 acres to explore in Oregon and Idaho. The snake river runs through this beyond beautiful place.