{"results":{"recreation":[{"ID":"671696","post_title":"Gibson Prairie Horse Camp","post_content":"Located in the northeast corner of the Mount Hood National Forest, Gibson Prairie Horse Camp offers four camp sites at 3,900 feet elevation. The campground is easily accessible from Primary Forest Route 17, and activities include horseback riding and hiking.","post_name":"gibson-prairie-horse-camp","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4896","lng":"-121.507","distance":"0.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/gibson-prairie-horse-camp\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6837","post_title":"Oak Ridge Trail","post_content":"Oak Ridge Trail ascends Oak Ridge via a series of switchbacks passing through open grassy slopes and stands of Oregon White Oak. In some areas the trail is rocky and horseback riders should use caution. After the first mile, the trail enters mixed oak and fir and eventually the oak is left behind. New the top of the ridge, the trail crosses Road 1700640 and a few hundred yards beyond joins Surveyors Ridge Trail #688. Bald Butte (3,780') is 1.8 miles to the north, and Rimrock (site of fire lookout, 4,300') is 2.3 miles to the south.

The trial features views of Mt. Hood as well as Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and the Hood River Valley. It is also a top choice for an early season hike as visitors can enjoy a wonderful display of wildflowers (Lupine, Balsam Root, Indian Paintbrush, etc.) that cover the hillside from mid-April through June.","post_name":"oak-ridge-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.5207","lng":"-121.552","distance":"3.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/oak-ridge-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"93585","post_title":"Mt. Hood Meadows","post_content":"

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. The resort sprawls across Mt. Hood's southeast flank, the sunny, wind-protected side of Mt. Hood. Meadows' playful and varied terrain welcomes and challenges all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The Northwest's most advanced fleet of grooming machines assures surface conditions are optimal. Ten restaurants and bars serve up a range of tantalizing cuisine.<\/p>","post_name":"mt-hood-meadows","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4983","lng":"-121.564","distance":"4.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/mountains-hills\/mt-hood-meadows\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7075","post_title":"Knebal Springs Campground","post_content":"Knebal Springs Campground has been a popular horse camp for many years because of its fine facilities: corals, spring-fed water through, trail system with loop opportunity and good paved access roads to the site. It is also popular to the big game hunter during the fall season.","post_name":"knebal-springs-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4339","lng":"-121.479","distance":"4.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/knebal-springs-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6491","post_title":"Surveyor's Ridge Trail","post_content":"Surveyor's Ridge Trail rolls along a ridge top, resulting in a mixture of steep up and downhill areas as well as flat sections. The landscape varies from open grassy slopes and meadows, to rocky outcroppings, to abandoned logging roads. The trail can be joined from access points along road 17 for shorter hiking and biking trips. A strenuous 35 mile loop bike ride can be made in either direction by using the trail, road 17, Highway 35 and road 44. Gibson prairie campground, a 4-site campground designed especially for those traveling with horses, can be reached by this trail of road 17.

In addition to magnificent views of Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley, points of interest include: A climb to the top of Rim Rock (a former lookout tower site), a passage through Cook's Meadow, and a look at an aqueduct that once contributed water to the Dalles watershed. In the spring and summer, the section of the trail between Forest Service Road 640 (continuing past the trailhead) up to Bald Butte offers outstanding wildflowers. With enough time and energy, the climb to Bald Butte is worth it due to its unsurpassable views.","post_name":"surveyors-ridge-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4165","lng":"-121.525","distance":"5.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/surveyors-ridge-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}