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Description - Covering the southwestern portion of the Mount Hood National Forest, the Clackamas Ranger District offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation and beautiful views for visitors to enjoy. These activities include fishing, hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding, huckleberry picking, and boating. The ranger district also features numerous streams, abundant wildlife, many campgrounds and trails, and views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Ranier. The Clackamas River provides a barrier-free pier which gives access to an excellent casting point in addition to one of the finest viewpoints on the river. To discover more of the treasures in this area, visitors can take the beautiful meandering 25-mile ride along Clackamas River Highway 224 from Portland to Ripplebrook Ranger Station.

Attractions - The Clackamas Ranger District features fishing in the roaring Clackamas River and views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Ranier, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams. In addition, there is an abundance of streams and wildlife including river otters, migrating birds, martens and black-tailed deer. The Bull of the Woods Wilderness is characterized by steep, mountainous terrain and has 12 lakes and dense forest.

Recreation - Outdoor recreation in this ranger district includes fishing, hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding, huckleberry picking, and boating.

Climate - Climate on the Mt. Hood changes with elevation.The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days with moderate temperatures.

Location - Located in the southwestern portion of the Mount Hood National Forest, the Clackamas Ranger District can be accessed from Highway 224 and Primary Forest Routes 58, 63, 46 and 57.


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Mount Hood National Forest - Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland and the northern Willamette River Valley, the Mt. Hood extends south from the Columbia River Gorge, across forested mountains, lakes and streams to the Olallie Scenic Area.

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