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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

(46) 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 Lodge from start of trail.
Difficult

PCT: Timberline Lodge to Hwy 35 Out and Back

10.5 mi 16.9 km 1,850' Up 564 m Up 1,850' Down 564.03 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite Ramona Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

PCT: Lolo Pass to Ramona Falls Trail

15.6 mi 25.0 km 3,170' Up 966.2 m Up 3,169' Down 966.05 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite From its dam, Trillium Lake has an iconic view of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
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
Favorite Bonney Creek
Intermediate

Boulder Lake and Bonney Meadows

4.5 mi 7.3 km 895' Up 272.77 m Up 897' Down 273.44 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite A group of hikers heads to Mt. Hood on the Mountaineer Loop Trail.
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
Favorite Mount Hood from the south side of Bald Mountain looking into the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River Valley.  Photo from USFS.
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
Favorite Middle Rock Lake
Intermediate

Serene Lake Loop

11.9 mi 19.1 km 2,706' Up 824.82 m Up 2,706' Down 824.81 m Down

Mount H…, OR
Favorite A stream crossing provides a pleasant view up the ravine on the Clackamas River Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Pup Creek Falls Out and Back

8.1 mi 13.0 km 2,074' Up 632.25 m Up 2,075' Down 632.44 m Down

Estacada, OR
Favorite Elk meadow at dawn
Intermediate/Difficult

Elk Meadows

6.0 mi 9.7 km 1,061' Up 323.46 m Up 1,058' Down 322.4 m Down

Governm…, OR

Mt. Hood National Forest Hiking

  • 1,057 Miles 1,700 Kilometers of Trail
  • 19 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 92 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 170 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 81 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mt. Hood National Forest - 324

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Crosstown Trail #755
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Barlow Trail #601A
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Castle Canyon Trail #765
Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4Camp Creek Trail #754
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
3.1 mi 5.0 km #5Cool Creek Trail #794
Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
3.2 mi 5.1 km #6Dry Fir Trail #674A
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Eureka Peak Trail #671
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
2.0 mi 3.2 km #8Flag Mountain Trail #766
Intermediate
Mount Hood Village, OR
Intermediate
Mount Hood Village, OR
4.3 mi 7.0 km #9Hidden Lake Trail #779
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
40.8 mi 65.7 km #10Timberline Trail #600
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 15 

Photos of Mt. Hood National Forest - 601

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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