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162 mi 260 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 3 Trails Intermediate Trails 28 Trails Hard Trails 18 Trails

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Gems in Mount Hood Wilderness - 2

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gem Favorite Ramona Falls Trail is one of the iconic destinations in Mt. Hood National Forest. Photo by Ethan Douglass.

Ramona Falls

(12) 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

Recommended Routes in Mount Hood Wilderness - 5

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Favorite Ramona Falls Trail is one of the iconic destinations in Mt. Hood National Forest. Photo by Ethan Douglass.
Intermediate

Ramona Falls Loop

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,006' Up 306.62 m Up 1,006' Down 306.56 m Down

Mount H…, 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 Burnt Lake on the far side offers awesome shots of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
Intermediate/Difficult

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
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 1,067' Up 325.31 m Up 1,064' Down 324.42 m Down

Governm…, OR
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

Trails in Mount Hood Wilderness - 44

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28.9 mi 46.5 km #1Timberline Trail #600
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 12 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2McNeil Point Trail #600M
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Eliot Glacier Trail #600X
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Barrett Spur #600D
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Palmateer Trail #482
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Devils Half Acre Trail #482A
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
1.0 mi 1.7 km #7Grave Trail #485
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Paradise Park Loop Trail #757
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
4.0 mi 6.4 km #9Yokum Ridge Trail #771
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Cooper Spur Trail #600B
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
1.9 mi 3.0 km #11Newton Creek Trail #646
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
6.9 mi 11.1 km #12Paradise Park Trail #778
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
2.7 mi 4.3 km #13Vista Ridge Trail #626
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
8.0 mi 12.9 km #14Burnt Lake Trail #772
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
3.1 mi 4.9 km #15Twin Lakes Trail #495
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
5.3 mi 8.6 km #16Cast Creek Trail #773
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
12.6 mi 20.2 km #17Zigzag Mountain Trail #775
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #18Castle Canyon Trail #765
Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
Difficult
Mount Hood Village, OR
0.7 mi 1.2 km #19Yocum Ridge Spur Trail
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
1.8 mi 2.9 km #20Ramona Falls Trail #797
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR

Photos of Mount Hood Wilderness - 127

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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
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
Once you get out of the forested section of the Yokum Ridge Trail, the wildflowers and views are awesome! Indian paintbrush, pasque flower, and aster blanket the meadow as you overlook Reid Glacier. Photo by Yunkette.
Feb 25, 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
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
Reid Glacier and Illumination Rock are gorgeous from the Yokum Ridge Trail. Photo by Yunkette.
Feb 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Lupine meadows peppered with Indian paintbrush, western pasqueflower, penstemon and many other wildflowers surround the Paradise Park Loop Trail. Photo by Ethan Douglass.
Jan 3, 2017 near Governm…, OR