Historic Hood River
Mt. Hood Loop Highway
In July 1923 the Plogs drove the still under construction Mt. Hood Loop Highway. Despite ODOT’s efforts over the years to keep the river and the rocks off the road, this spot doesn’t look that different today than it did 99 years ago. While much of the loop highway has been moved from its original alignment, this section persists in the same spot. You can learn all about the little-known remnants of the original alignment here.