Summer Getaways: Mount Hood, Oregon

Your perfect summer vacation may be just around the corner

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Forty miles east of Portland, locals have been quietly constructing some of the nation’s most exciting mountain-bike trails. The Sandy Ridge Trail System has 12.5 miles of perfectly bermed rides through conifer forest (rentals, $32; The road biking isn’t bad either: ride east of Government Camp on Highway 35 to Brooks Meadow Road and Dufur Mill Road, which stretches for over 20 miles. Crash at Timberline Lodge, a retro-style hotel on the south flank of the mountain (from $125).

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