A Year-Round Guide
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!
FOREST CLOSURE: Effective Sept. 25, 2020, Mount Hood National Forest has reduced the closure area around the White River Fire. Most areas north and east of Hwy 26 have reopened for hiking and day use.
SAFE HIKING: Is it safe to go hiking during COVID-19? Yes. All you need to do is follow a few simple guidelines for Recreating Responsibly. Check out our post, 10 Trails for Safe Social Distancing, so you can enjoy hiking around Mount Hood, while avoiding some of the more crowded areas.
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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