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Best things to do in Sandy

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Excellent trail system about 8 miles from cabin down Barlow Trail Road. To access the main trailhead, you have to pedal about 3 miles up a paved logging road climbing approximately 2,000'. If you are a beginner or novice, there is a loop around the parking lot and an entry point to Lower Hide and Seek about 1.5 miles up the logging road. Laura's Loop about .5 mile up is nice for beginners, and at .75 TNT/Little Monkey has slopestyle jumps for those wanting to air it out. For more advanced riders there are few options at the top, including my favorite: Communication Breakdown (flow)-Quid Pro Flow (flow)-338(XC)-Two Turntables (fast and tight), Lower Hide and Seek (flow).”
13 locals recommend
Campground
“This park has paved pathways, picnic areas and hiking trails that run along the Salmon River. They have a fish viewing window and you can see the salmon spawning in the river sometimes. There's an interesting topographical map that shows the area really well.”
10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It's only a mile away, and it's historic, rustic, and cozy. Pool table! They have breakfast on weekends, and decent bar food for dinner. They have a great patio that gets sun in the afternoon/evening. ”
10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you pass through Sandy on your way up or down the mountain, Joe's Donuts is a must if you're craving something sweet. A humble hole-in-the-wall bakery with 20+ varieties of fried and baked pastries.”
7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Has fresh baked breads, cinnamon rolls, brownies, and scones. All rolls, buns and biscuits served are also house made. Breakfast & lunch served daily. Dinner service Friday & Saturday”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food and genuine hospitality. Great lunch deals for the budget traveler.”
5 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Freshly re-modeled, and has all the brands we love for organic and non-GMO foods. Also, a great wine selection.”
3 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“Excellent convenience store. Selection ranging from food and drinks, to household items.”
6 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Only 10 miles away, it is a nice place to see a movie and not too far away. ”
3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Awesome breakfast and lunch options, vegetarian and vegan options just ask.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old world cupped pepperoni pizza and on tap local beer. They are very close to the property so it's a short 5 minute drive. ”
5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place is kind of a must see! Dollar bills line the ceiling and with some major western vibes this place serves up some of the wildest themed burgers you can imagine. Also, vegetarian friendly with a pretty good veggie patty. ”
6 locals recommend
Campground
“This day-use area is home to a wide range of recreation facilities including the Cascade Streamwatch Trail and the Wetland Trail. Visitors have a chance to explore natural stream and wetland ecosystem”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Has pretty much everything you might need. From, groceries, to home repair, to clothing and apparel, and even Starbucks and a jewelry shop. Freshly remodeled, this place is actually pretty great for all your food and special dietary needs. They have wine and beer here, but no alcohol (its an Oregon thing)”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Safeway and Freddie's in Sandy are the last grocery stores before you get to the local Thriftway near the Komorebi House. ”
3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Restaurant, bakery, gift shop, coffee shop, you name it. If you're heading out to Mt Hood (or coming back), this friendly restaurant gives you lots of options, even if you just want a snack.”
3 locals recommend