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Gonna head up to the mountain this week and would really like to go somewhere rather than Timberline Lodge. Just going with my wife and son to hang out and enjoy, not going boarding yet. Does anyone have any cool little places that might be off the beaten path a little bit but still able to get to with my FJ? It would be nice to have new scenery. Any input is appreciated.

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not too far off the beaten path or you'll end up like this guy



Have fun and be safe! Mt hood is a beautiful place

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LOL! That would be bad! I love Mt. Hood, and I agree it is beautiful!

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not too far off the beaten path or you'll end up like this guy



Have fun and be safe! Mt hood is a beautiful place
HA!!! Filmed up at Mt. Hood!!!
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I grew up in Welches. Beautiful up there. Funny, when I was a kid all I wanted to do was get off that mountain, now I'm 28 and I find myself driving up there any spare moment I get.

So, I don't know what you want to do exactly, but if you're just wanting to go exploring around and stuff like that, there's a lot of places up there for that. I recommend Still Creek Road. It starts in Rhododendron, right off of 26 before the bridge just before the food and general/dairy queen, etc. It goes from there all the way up to Trillium Lake. Most likely the gate will be closed about 8 miles in, preventing you from getting all the way to the lake, but there are a lot of cool little spots along the way on both sides of the road. There's little river spots/waterfalls, camp sites, etc.

There is also Lolo Pass road in Zig Zag. Take it up about 7 miles or so until it splits right or left. If you go left it takes you all the way to Lost Lake (long drive and will be snowy for sure) if you go right it takes you over a little bridge and then some backroads around some camping sites and things like that. Kind of a cool little area.

Further East on 26 is a cool little road, I think it's road 36 ? It will be on the left hand side if you're going east and it's right before the highway takes a fairly hard right hand turn. If you go up that road, follow it all the way to the end (about 5 miles) and it will end up in a little parking lot/turn around area. Straight ahead of you will be a trail head that takes you about 600 feet or so to a really cool little waterfall. You'll also see that it splits off to the right and up a small hill. If you walk up that way a little bit, you'll come across a really cool old railroad bridge, and there is also a trail that goes god knows where, I don't know if you're a hiker or not. That "road" leading up to the bridge was the original highway before the new highway 26 was put in, it's pretty neat because you can see how old it is, and there are old concrete guardrails and stuff like that.

That's just a couple I can think of off the top of my head. There are a million little roads up there, and they're almost all really cool to explore. Basically any of the roads on the right or left of highway 26 once you get past The dairy queen in Rhododendron are cool to explore.
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I grew up in Welches. Beautiful up there. Funny, when I was a kid all I wanted to do was get off that mountain, now I'm 28 and I find myself driving up there any spare moment I get.

So, I don't know what you want to do exactly, but if you're just wanting to go exploring around and stuff like that, there's a lot of places up there for that. I recommend Still Creek Road. It starts in Rhododendron, right off of 26 before the bridge just before the food and general/dairy queen, etc. It goes from there all the way up to Trillium Lake. Most likely the gate will be closed about 8 miles in, preventing you from getting all the way to the lake, but there are a lot of cool little spots along the way on both sides of the road. There's little river spots/waterfalls, camp sites, etc.

There is also Lolo Pass road in Zig Zag. Take it up about 7 miles or so until it splits right or left. If you go left it takes you all the way to Lost Lake (long drive and will be snowy for sure) if you go right it takes you over a little bridge and then some backroads around some camping sites and things like that. Kind of a cool little area.

Further East on 26 is a cool little road, I think it's road 36 ? It will be on the left hand side if you're going east and it's right before the highway takes a fairly hard right hand turn. If you go up that road, follow it all the way to the end (about 5 miles) and it will end up in a little parking lot/turn around area. Straight ahead of you will be a trail head that takes you about 600 feet or so to a really cool little waterfall. You'll also see that it splits off to the right and up a small hill. If you walk up that way a little bit, you'll come across a really cool old railroad bridge, and there is also a trail that goes god knows where, I don't know if you're a hiker or not. That "road" leading up to the bridge was the original highway before the new highway 26 was put in, it's pretty neat because you can see how old it is, and there are old concrete guardrails and stuff like that.

That's just a couple I can think of off the top of my head. There are a million little roads up there, and they're almost all really cool to explore. Basically any of the roads on the right or left of highway 26 once you get past The dairy queen in Rhododendron are cool to explore.
Sweet! Thanks for the post....awesome! I'm basically wanting to go somewhere me and my wife can have like a nice winter picnic if you will...lol be a little romantic LOL. But I don't want to get stuck in a spot I don't know either.

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Re: Mt. Hood spots (Oregon)

Thx 6shooter. I'm interested in this info as well.

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Cool. Yeah, let me know if you have any other questions about any of the areas up there. Those are just what I could rattle off before my hands got tired of typing.

Growing up up there, I know the mt. very well. Lots to see and do.

If anybody wants to go up there some time, I'd be down for a little fun. I don't have an FJ, but my little 91 4x4 does very well!
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