While driving the most significant elevation climb on Mt. Hood, you pass through Brightwood, Welches, Zigzag and Rhododendron — the villages of Mt. Hood.
Located in close proximity to high-mountain lakes, rivers chilled from the mountain’s melting glaciers and the Mt. Hood National Forest, this is the outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Explore the landscape by bike, ski or foot; ride the waters in a kayak or raft; or test your skills at fly fishing.