DAY HIKING

Mount Hood

A Year-Round Guide

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Detailed route descriptions for hiking Mount Hood in every season.

Trail Info

Easy-to-read trail maps, with hike mileage, elevation gain, and difficulty level.

Flora Guides

Tree and wildflower guides to help you identify many of the species on Mount Hood.

Get There

Turn-by-turn driving directions to every trailhead, with road and parking information.

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A Year-Round Playground

Northwest Oregon’s highest peak, and undisputed mecca of outdoor recreation, Mount Hood offers endless opportunities for adventure in all seasons. Day Hiking Mount Hood is a full-color, comprehensive guide that leads you to extraordinary alpine meadows, old-growth forests, dramatic canyons, impressive waterfalls, volcanic ridges, sparkling lakes, vivid fall colors, and plenty of stunning views of this iconic Northwest peak.

Day Hiking: Mount Hood provides a fresh perspective on many of Mount Hood’s classic hiking trails, and adds lesser-known routes to your hiking repertoire. And the fun doesn’t have to end when winter arrives, as there is a diverse array of routes perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Plus, if you’re itching to hike Mount Hood’s signature trail, the 43-mile Timberline Trail, or some of the 70 local miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, these are broken down into manageable day hikes that can be done one at a time, all at your own pace. Start planning your Mount Hood hiking to-do list now!

TRAIL NEWS: Effective Friday, May 29, Mount Hood National Forest has reopened developed recreation sites for limited day-use activity. This includes trailheads, picnic areas, boat ramps, etc. Campgrounds, ranger stations, visitor centers and some restroom facilities remain closed. Know before you go. Visit our Oregon Reopening page for more info. 

COMING SOON: Did you miss our presentation, 10 Mount Hood Trails for Safe Social Distance Hiking? We’ll soon be posting all the information from our Mountaineers Books program, so you can plan a safe summer of hiking. 

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Author: Eli Boschetto

Eli is director of PCT: Oregon, and the author of three Mountaineers Books guides: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, Day Hiking: Mount Hood, and Urban Trails: Portland. He is also a brand ambassador for SPOT and National Geographic Maps, and is on the advisory council for the Oregon Trails Coalition. Eli lives in Portland, Oregon.

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