Council Crest is the highest point in Portland at 1,073 feet above sea level. According to legend, Council Crest got its name because it was here where Native Americans held meetings and built signal fires. From the top of the hill, one can see five mountains in the Cascade Range: Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Rainier. In addition, the park boasts a fantastic 180 degree view of Portland and surrounding towns.