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Gems in Mt. Hood National Forest - 9

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gem Favorite Multnomah Falls - 620ft of raw water power...

Multnomah Falls

(46) Bridal…, OR
gem Favorite Ramona Falls Trail is one of the iconic destinations in Mt. Hood National Forest. Photo by Ethan Douglass.

Ramona Falls

(14) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite South-facing spine of a ridge line near the peak of Munra Point.

Munra Point

(13) Cascade…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Rainier and Mount Adams from Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain Summit

(4) 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
gem Favorite Views abound from the lookout

Bull of the Woods Lookout

(2) Mill City, OR
gem Favorite From its dam, Trillium Lake has an iconic view of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.

Mt. Hood from Trillium Lake

(6) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Hood from the summit of Mount Defiance

Mount Defiance

(6) Cascade…, OR
gem Favorite Boulder Lake, West Shore Panorama.

Boulder Lake

(2) Governm…, OR

Recommended Routes in Mt. Hood National Forest - 27

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Favorite Multnomah Falls - 620ft of raw water power...
Intermediate/Difficult

Multnomah Falls Loop

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,554' Up 473.69 m Up 1,510' Down 460.14 m Down

Bridal…, OR
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 Mirror Lake Trail is colorful in fall and offers great views. Photo by Justin Watts.
Intermediate

Mirror Lake to Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,454' Up 443.21 m Up 1,454' Down 443.28 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite Punch Bowl Falls drops into its pool.
Intermediate/Difficult

Eagle Creek Trail to Tunnel Falls

11.7 mi 18.8 km 1,280' Up 390.28 m Up 1,280' Down 390.29 m Down

Cascade…, OR
Favorite Westward facing view of the Columbia River from the Munra Point Trail (Oregon on the left, Washington on the right).
Difficult

Munra Point Out and Back

6.3 mi 10.1 km 2,201' Up 670.73 m Up 2,232' Down 680.29 m Down

Cascade…, OR
Favorite Multnomah Falls - 620ft of raw water power...
Intermediate

Multnomah Falls Out and Back

2.7 mi 4.3 km 868' Up 264.56 m Up 868' Down 264.48 m Down

Bridal…, 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 View from the top of Indian Point, April 03, 2016
Very Difficult

Indian Point Loop

7.8 mi 12.6 km 2,898' Up 883.39 m Up 2,897' Down 883.11 m Down

Cascade…, OR
Favorite Dry Creek Falls. | Photo by Icetsarina (goo.gl/PmFlZP) used under CC0 1.0.
Intermediate

Dry Creek Falls

4.4 mi 7.1 km 734' Up 223.66 m Up 734' Down 223.58 m Down

Cascade…, OR

Mt. Hood National Forest Running

  • 1,264 Miles 2,034 Kilometers of Trail
  • 27 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 59 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 197 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 80 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mt. Hood National Forest - 308

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1Tamanawas Falls
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 19 
28.9 mi 46.5 km #2Timberline Trail #600
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 13 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #3Mirror Lake Trail #664
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate
Government Camp, OR 18 
12.9 mi 20.8 km #4Eagle Creek Trail #440
Intermediate/Difficult
Cascade Locks, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Cascade Locks, OR
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Wahclella Falls Trail #436
Intermediate
Cascade Locks, OR
Intermediate
Cascade Locks, OR 13 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Munra Point Trail
Difficult
Cascade Locks, OR
Difficult
Cascade Locks, OR
6.7 mi 10.8 km #7Larch Mountain Trail #441
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridal Veil, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridal Veil, OR 13 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8McNeil Point Trail #600M
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Difficult
Government Camp, OR
8.6 mi 13.8 km #9Oneonta Trail #424
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridal Veil, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridal Veil, OR 10 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Little Crater Lake Trail #500
Easy
Government Camp, OR
Easy
Government Camp, OR

Photos of Mt. Hood National Forest - 600

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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
Westward facing view of the Columbia River from the Munra Point Trail (Oregon on the left, Washington on the right).
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
In late spring, bear-grass explodes into bloom on the Paradise Park Trail.
Jan 3, 2017 near Governm…, OR
South-facing spine of a ridge line near the peak of Munra Point.
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, 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
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