9:00 - 38.2 miles / an hour 16 minutes - 10:16
Wildwood Recreation Site - Cascade Streamwatch
See an underwater "fish eye" view of a stream and fish habitat through an underwater viewing window built into an actual streambed. Cascade Streamwatch at the Wildwood Recreation Site is a unique 580-acre day use site with over five miles of interpretive trails meandering through woods along the Salmon River. The site includes outdoor study areas, shelters, a wetland boardwalk trail, access to the rugged Huckleberry Wilderness trails, and picnic areas.
10:16 - 19.3 miles / 38 minutes - 10:54
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Built in the 1930s during the Great Depression as a WPA and CCC project employing an amazing cadre of carpenters and artisans, Timberline Lodge is now a National Historic Landmark. The grand lodge features Cascadian architecture built from timber and stone hewn from the mountain. Fine craftsmanship is in every detail from handcrafted furniture, carved beams, custom-woven textiles, to unique ironwork. Timberline Ski Area offers the only year-round skiing in North America.
14:54 - 1.3 miles / 2 minutes - 14:57
Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is the centerpiece of history, culture, and mountain geology for the Government Camp community at the 4,000 foot level of Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood history is kept alive through the events, stories, exhibits and artifacts from the region housed in this former B&B. The museum features
photographs, artifacts and reference books for additional research, and houses a display of original Ray Atkeson photos, a renowned photographer from 1928 to the 1960s.
14:57 - 7.2 miles / 14 minutes - 15:12
Sahalie Falls is a perennial horsetail waterfall fed by the Newton Clark Glacier and flows into the east fork of the Hood River. The falls are 100' high and 20' wide. This is an enchanting waterfall, surrounded by subalpine trees and bushes. The road takes travelers to a pedestrian bridge for viewing the falls from high above its pool. Just north of the Mt. Hood Meadows access road, travelers can access Sahalie Falls for a brief respite and photo opportunity.
17:12 - 31.1 miles / an hour 2 minutes - 18:14
Mount Hood Railroad and Historic Downtown Hood River
Newly revitalized into a quaint and trendy shopping district, explore Hood River with a tour of the downtown historic district, which includes the Railroad, a National Historic District. The Railroad serves as an economic life-line for the valley, transporting fruit and forest products to market since 1906. The Mount Hood Railroad's scenic excursion tours now offer visitors breathtaking scenery from Hood River through meadows and orchards to the base of Mt. Hood.
18:14 - 0.5 miles / - 18:15
Mt. Hood Scenic Byway - end