Mount Hood is Oregon’s highest point, but the peak is so much more than that. The mountain, which was called Wy’east by the Multnomah tribe, is often described as the crown jewel of the Columbia River Gorge. Mount Hood, one of the seven wonders of Oregon, is home to a wide range of hiking trails, while there is also skiing, snowboarding and climbing available. The foothills of Mount Hood are well worth exploring as well, as they boast farms, wildflowers and orchards, while there are many lodges to stay in nearby too. Thrillseekers can even enjoy extreme sports such as sailing, windsurfing, hang-gliding and parasailing in the imposing shadow of Mount Hood.