Top Adventures in Mount Hood

  • Snowshoe to Silcox Hut

    Starting out at 6,000 feet elevation at Timberline lodge and climb approximately 1 mile with 1,000 foot elevation gain or you can take the mountaineering trail for a round trip of approximately 2.7 miles. For the out and back trail go behind the l...

    2.7 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Cooper Spur

    Cooper Spur is located on the north east side of Mount Hood. This is the hike to do if you want to get up close and personal with the mountain. To get there you have to drive around 10 miles up a bumpy dirt road, once off the main road. Low-cleara...

  • Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

    Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night...

    7 miles 5239 ft gain

  • Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

    The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers ...

    6 miles 3600 ft gain

  • Hike Paradise Park

    The hike begins at Timberline Lodge, which sits on Mount Hood at 6,000 feet of elevation. Find the Timberline trail behind the lodge by following any of the maze of trails heading east and you will be on your way! After 1.2 miles, you reach Little...

    12 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to the top of Mount Hood's Palmer Ski Lift

    Ending just a few thousand feet shy of the mountain top, Palmer Lift doesn't start operating until most ski resorts are nearing their close. This leaves most of the mountain nearly uninhabited and ideal for exploring with close up views of the com...

    4 miles 2560 ft gain

  • Photograph the Wildflowers at Timberline Lodge

    From the mount hood scenic byway in Government Camp, Oregon turn on the road that heads up to the Timberline Lodge. Follow that road to the end and park in the lot all the way at the top. In the ski season you need a pass to park there, but if you...

  • Snowshoe to Umbrella Falls

    Just 66 miles east of Portland, and 35 miles south of Hood River the infamous Mt Hood breaks through the clouds for all to see. The highest peak of Oregon is the ultimate explorer's paradise offering something for every season... and in this case...

    0.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Camp at Elk Meadows

    This is a great trip for those who are new to backpacking. The hike to the quiet, peaceful Elk Meadows is relatively short, but the Newton Creek crossing presents enough difficulty to make this a fun and challenging adventure.Start at the Hood Riv...

    4.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail at White River West

    Park at White River West Sno-Park. Walk to the north end of the parking lot. Start a very brief way up the White River Trail. After 100-200 feet, step off the main trail, to your left, and head into the woods for some solitude. To get to the Pacif...

    3.4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike McNeil Point

    The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (m...

    10.5 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike to Sandy Glacier Caves

    The hike to the caves begins at Top Spur Trailhead. The hike to McNeil Point is 5.4 miles one way, and 2200 feet of elevation gain. The trail starts in the forest, but will eventually open up to views of Mt Hood, as well as St. Helens, Adams and R...

    12.5 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Tilly Jane Guard Station

      Overview Tilly Jane Guard Station is an ideal getaway for individuals and families who enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It is one of the oldest structures on Mt. Hood an...

    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Still Creek

      Overview Still Creek Campground lies in the shadows of majestic Mt. Hood, in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the mountain, and offers access to a variety ...

    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground

      Overview Kinnikinnick Campground is a hidden gem, situated north of Mt. Hood, just outside of Parkdale, Oregon. Sitting on Laurence Lake, Kinnikinnick Campground offers beautifully landscaped camps...

    • Oregon 35

      Sherwood Campground

      Overview Sherwood campground is an easily accessible location for simple camping, with beautiful landscapes and the Hood River rushing next to it. Close to hiking and recreational locations, Sherwo...

    • Oregon 35

      Nottingham Campground

      Overview Nottingham Campground is a local secret, hidden right off highway 35, centrally located with easy access to Mt. Hood and Hood River. The Hood River runs next to the campground, with most o...

    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Lost Creek

      Overview Lost Creek Campground is a fully accessible campground allowing anyone access to campsites, fishing and a paved nature trail that meanders through the area. The campground is also near the...

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