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Jonsrud Viewpoint, Sandy

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Jonsrud Viewpoint is a viewpoint located in the city of Sandy in the U.S. state of Oregon. The viewpoint offers telescopes and expansive views of Mount Hood and the Sandy River Valley, as well as the "Devil's Backbone," a ridge named by pioneers who were traveling on the Barlow Trail. The site has been considered one of the "best views in Oregon."
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  • This is a quick but worthwhile stop. It is not far off the main road and easy to find. There isn’t a lot of parking but it’s sufficient at least when I was there. A short walk to an absolute...  more »
  • Worth the drive if you're going by! Very nice overlook, without much need for walking. (not a lot of parking, but there was only one other car there when we went)  more »
  • Extremely accessible, close to town, and an amazing view of the valley. It's incredible how diverse and unique the Oregon landscape is, and the west side of Mount Hood is no exception. This is a nice place to stop if you're driving through Sandy, only a couple minutes of US-26, and is a great place to take out-of-towners. If you're lucky, you'll catch some of the local photographers in action! This location also features a free mounted telescope.
  • Stopped at the viewpoint. It's in a quiet location next to an attractive residential area. Its view is quite expansive and attractive overlooking the valley. But, as with my last visit to this area, Mt. Hood was hiding above the clouds. This may be an advantageous vantage point, but when the clouds are down low, you end up with a beautiful view of them and not the mountain.

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