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174 mi 280 km of trail 5 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 17 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

The Government Camp area has a wide range of trails for all users and skill levels that take you through old growth forests, lakes, streams, meadows of wildflowers and jaw-dropping vistas. Government Camp and the nearby villages of Mt. Hood offer shopping, dining and lodging in a scenic Cascade setting. The area is surrounded by stunning wilderness. Three popular mountain bike areas are within walking distance or a short shuttle ride. There is also an alpine slide, bungee jumping, zip lining, and other family-friendly pursuits. Come spend a few days in the area to enjoy the variety of destinations and activities! The Government Camp area just over an hour from Portland so that you can visit the City and return to the mountain.

Visiting Tips

The Government Camp Trails can be snowed in from November to as late as June some years. Timberline to Town would be the latest to melt out. The trails are best in late May, June and early July before they get too dry and dusty. September and October can also be excellent with fall colors ablaze! The Sandy Ridge Trail system is open most of the year unless we get snow down low.

Camping & Lodging

There are numerous lodging options in Government Camp ranging from hotels, to fancy vacation homes, to Forest Service campgrounds. The Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce websitemthoodchamber.com/mt-hood-l… andmthoodterritory.com/places-…
both offer online lodging options. A lodging brochure is available from the local information centers listed above. Campgrounds in the area include Alpine (near Timberline so it opens later due to snow), Still Creek (located very near Government Camp), and Trillium Lake (located below the town and very popular). Campground information for the area can be found atfs.usda.gov/mthood under the Zigzag Ranger District listings.

Food & Drink

Government Camp has numerous dining and drinking establishments. Huckleberry Inn is known for its Huckleberry milkshakes. Mt. Hood Brew Pub has excellent locally brewed beer on tap. There are many more options. A dining and shopping guide is available in town. The Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce lists many local options.
mthoodchamber.com/dining-an…

Other Activities

Miles of trails abound in the area accessing high alpine fields of wildflowers, waterfalls, and mountain lakes. Check out the Mt. Hood National Forest for all the options. Area trails are listed under the Zigzag Ranger District.
fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/r…

The Cascadia Center for Arts and Crafts offers classes and workshops in a host of arts and crafts.
cascadiaart.org/

The Mount Hood Museum and Cultural Center offers a look at the mountain, skiing and Forest Service history in the area.
mthoodmuseum.org/

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl offers an alpine slide, bungee jumping, zip lines, and a host of fun things to do!
skibowl.com/summer/

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Government Camp, OR
3.0 mi 4.9 km Government Camp, OR
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55.5 mi 89.3 km Government Camp, OR
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Mount Hood Village, OR
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28.9 mi 46.5 km
#4 Timberline Trail #600
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28.9 mi 46.5 km Government Camp, OR
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Government Camp, OR
8.0 mi 12.9 km Government Camp, OR
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees: 2-3 smaller fallen trees to cross
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Mount Hood Village, OR
3.1 mi 5.0 km Mount Hood Village, OR
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9-30-18 Cannot access trailhead via car due to roads closed over creek crossings
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Government Camp, OR
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Mount Hood Village, OR
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Government Camp, OR
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Government Camp, OR
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Government Camp, OR
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Dry, Fallen Trees
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Mount Hood Village, OR
2.0 mi 3.2 km Mount Hood Village, OR
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2.2 mi 3.6 km Government Camp, OR
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Government Camp, OR
1.2 mi 1.9 km Government Camp, OR
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0.5 mi 0.8 km Government Camp, OR
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2.2 mi 3.6 km Government Camp, OR
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Government Camp, OR
0.4 mi 0.7 km Government Camp, OR
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Government Camp, OR
1.2 mi 1.9 km Government Camp, OR
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