Mount Hood Loop Professional Review and Guide
"A ninety-mile paved signed loop around the southern slopes of Mount Hood and through the Hood River Valley to the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. When the Columbia River Gorge drive is added from Hood River to Troutdale, the total mileage is 130 miles. The drive: Mount Hood dominates the Oregon skyline as a giant cylindrical white-topped cone. At 11,235 feet elevation, it is Oregon’s tallest mountain and a recreational area for all seasons. It offers spring wildflower meadows, camping, hiking, and climbing during summer, fall foliage, and skiing year-round.
Special attractions: Spectacular mountain scenery, six ski areas, rivers, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon Trail historic sites, and Hood River Valley. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."