: City of Estacada

Estacada

Situated at the base of the Mt. Hood National Forest and bordering the Clackamas River, this Christmas tree capital serves as a last convenience stop for travelers on their way to hiking, biking and snow and water sports.

Lush forests and rivers abound, while the urban center of Portland is a mere 35 miles away.

Trip Ideas

  • Road Trip: Estacada
    At first glance, Estacada is your stereotypical Oregon oasis: tree-covered parks, a gushing scenic river, a local craft brewery, a weekly farmers market and strangers who quickly become friends. But this woodsy city, just 30...
  • West Cascades Scenic Byway
    This 215-mile/346-kilometer drive captures a quintessential slice of Oregon scenery as it winds along the lush western slope of the Cascade Mountains, where some of the state’s best-known rivers spill through timeless fir forests.
  • Oregon Film Tour: “The Librarians”
    TNT’s “The Librarians” is an Oregon-made action series with an endearingly goofy, all-ages appeal — like if the doctor from “Doctor Who” relied on a card catalog instead of a sonic screwdriver. The librarians at...
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Where can I find huckleberries around Mt. Hood?

Huckleberries generally grow in the mountains above about 3000 feet. There are some great spots around Mt Hood, and I have even gone over to the Wallowas to pick. A free permit is required from the Forest Service, even if you are only planning on harvesting a small amount for your personal use. My best…

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