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Yocum Ridge Spur Trail

Intermediate

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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 305' 93 m
Descent: -18' -6 m
High: 6,274' 1,912 m
Low: 5,987' 1,825 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A continuation of the Yokum Ridge Trail #771 to superb campsites with big views.

Bruce Hope

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This trail is in the Mount Hood Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow between October and June.

Description

As shown on the Open Street Map (OSM), the Yokum Ridge Trail #771 used to extend beyond its current end at the Sandy River overlook. In the summer, this old piece of trail is easy to find and can be followed up to 2-3 superb campsites at about 6,200 feet. The day and night views from these sites are excellent, as is the sight of Mount Hood looming to the northeast. This is a popular overnight backpacking destination in the summer. Water is available from snow melt or a seasonal tarn. Filter or treat any water you get from these sources.

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Reid Glacier and Illumination Rock are gorgeous from the Yokum Ridge Trail. Photo by Yunkette.
Feb 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
From the end of the Yokum Ridge Trail, look up to view Mt. Hood's spectacular Reid Glacier and the Sandy River Canyon. Photo by Yunkette.
Feb 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
The seasonal tarn at 6,200 feet on Yocum Ridge
Feb 18, 2018 near Governm…, OR
Mount Hood from upper Yocum Ridge
Feb 18, 2018 near Governm…, OR
One of the campsites at 6,200 feet on Yocum Ridge
Feb 18, 2018 near Governm…, OR
The view (and possible campsites) on upper Yocum Ridge
Feb 18, 2018 near Governm…, OR

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