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Gems in Mt. Hood National Forest - 9

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gem Favorite Multnomah Falls - 620ft of raw water power...

Multnomah Falls

(49) Bridal…, OR
gem Favorite Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls

(14) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite The view looking south from the top of Munra Point. It's beautiful but PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Make it a round-trip. ;)

Munra Point

(13) Cascade…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Rainier and Mount Adams from Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain Summit

(4) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Alpenglow on the Sandy Glacier on the west side of Mt. Hood. Headwaters of the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River.

Mt. Hood from Bald Mountain

(4) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Views abound from the lookout

Bull of the Woods Lookout

(2) Mill City, OR
gem Favorite From its dam, Trillium Lake has an iconic view of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.

Mt. Hood from Trillium Lake

(6) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Hood from the summit of Mount Defiance

Mount Defiance

(6) Cascade…, OR
gem Favorite Boulder Lake, West Shore Panorama.

Boulder Lake

(2) Governm…, OR

Recommended Routes in Mt. Hood National Forest - 19

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Favorite Ramona Falls
Intermediate Intermediate

Ramona Falls Loop

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,011' Up 308.08 m Up 1,011' Down 308.02 m Down

Mount H…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite Mirror Lake Trail is colorful in fall and offers great views. Photo by Justin Watts.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mirror Lake to Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,454' Up 443.21 m Up 1,454' Down 443.28 m Down

Governm…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite Mount Hood from the south side of Bald Mountain looking into the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River Valley.  Photo from USFS.
Intermediate Intermediate

Top Spur/Bald Mountain Loop

2.4 mi 3.8 km 517' Up 157.67 m Up 516' Down 157.3 m Down

Governm…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite The view over Gone Creek Campground to Mt. Hood from the Southshore Trail is sure to impress. Photo by Gene Blick.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Timothy Lake Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km 1,089' Up 331.96 m Up 1,091' Down 332.58 m Down

Governm…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite From its dam, Trillium Lake has an iconic view of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Trillium Lake Loop Trail #761

1.9 mi 3.1 km 17' Up 5.31 m Up 17' Down 5.23 m Down

Governm…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite Mount Jefferson in all it's glory
Difficult Difficult

Battle Ax Mountain Loop

6.4 mi 10.3 km 1,950' Up 594.38 m Up 1,948' Down 593.81 m Down

Mill City, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite The reward for going all the way to Tamanawas Falls!
Intermediate Intermediate

Tamanawas Falls Hike

3.6 mi 5.8 km 584' Up 178.06 m Up 584' Down 178.09 m Down

Governm…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite Burnt Lake on the far side offers awesome shots of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
Intermediate Intermediate

Burnt Lake Loop

7.5 mi 12.0 km 1,472' Up 448.56 m Up 1,474' Down 449.41 m Down

Governm…, OR
Explore in 3D
Favorite A group of hikers heads to Mt. Hood on the Mountaineer Loop Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mountaineer Loop Trail #798

2.9 mi 4.7 km 1,068' Up 325.38 m Up 1,063' Down 324.12 m Down

Governm…, OR
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Mt. Hood National Forest Hiking

  • 903 Miles 1,453 Kilometers of Trail
  • 19 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 92 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 171 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 80 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mt. Hood National Forest - 324

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40.8 mi 65.7 km #1Timberline Trail #600
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 17 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #2Mirror Lake Trail #664
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR 18 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Tamanawas Falls
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 18 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4High Prairie Trail #493
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
1.7 mi 2.7 km #5Barrett Spur #600D
Difficult Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult Difficult
Government Camp, OR
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Little Crater Lake Trail #500
Easy Easy
Government Camp, OR
Easy Easy
Government Camp, OR
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Eliot Glacier Trail #600X
Difficult Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult Difficult
Government Camp, OR
4.0 mi 6.5 km #8Lookout Mountain Trail #450
Difficult Difficult
Odell, OR
Difficult Difficult
Odell, OR
6.0 mi 9.7 km #9Crane Creek
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Palmateer Trail #482
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate Intermediate
Government Camp, OR

Photos of Mt. Hood National Forest - 615

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The view looking south from the top of Munra Point. It's beautiful but PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Make it a round-trip. ;)
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
Westward facing view of the Columbia River from the Munra Point Trail (Oregon on the left, Washington on the right).
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
South-facing spine of a ridge line near the peak of Munra Point.
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
Burnt Lake on the far side offers awesome shots of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
Sep 3, 2016 near Governm…, OR
In late spring, bear-grass explodes into bloom on the Paradise Park Trail.
Jan 3, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Every year on Mt. Hood, vibrant lupine carpet the valleys alongside the Paradise Park Trail. Photo by Gene Blick.
Jan 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Mount Hood from the south side of Bald Mountain looking into the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River Valley.  Photo from USFS.
Dec 31, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Alpenglow on the Sandy Glacier on the west side of Mt. Hood. Headwaters of the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River.
Jan 8, 2018 near Governm…, OR
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