AAA Editor Notes
Mt. Hood National Scenic Byway encircles the mountain area of Mt. Hood National Forest. The scenic drive begins east of Portland on I-84 in the Columbia Gorge at Hood River. Take SR 35 south to view the orchards and forested Hood River Valley, where the loop crosses White River. Continue on US 26 west past Barlow Pass, which was used by pioneers traveling the Barlow Road section of the Oregon Trail from The Dalles to the Willamette Valley. US 26 provides timberline access at Government Camp, travels through the Villages of Mt. Hood (Brightwood, Welches, Wemme, Zigzag and Rhododendron) to the city of Sandy and eventually rejoins I-84 outside of Portland in Troutdale.
For additional information contact Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory Visitor Information Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045.