Mt. Hood Hiking
Around & About Mount Hood, 3rd Edition
A pocket guide for hikers who would like to explore Timberline Trail and other hikes on Mt Hood.
Pacific Crest Trail near Segment 4
12 - 12
The Timberline Trail circling Mt Hood offers virtually everything a hiker could dream of: spectacular views, alpine meadows carpeted with wildflowers, beautiful streams and glacier-fed rivers, quiet forests and no crowds. The 41-mile trail runs mostly at the timberline and drops in and out of canyons carved by the rivers that flow from the many glaciers on the mountain.
A portion of the trail was destroyed in 2006 by a massive slide and was recently restored in 2017-18. Around & About Mount Hood, 3rd Edition includes this new section of the trail.
For many, hiking the whole Timberline Trail at one time isn’t practical. This book breaks the Timberline Trail into 8 segments. None of the eight Segments can be considered easy hikes: they range in distance from 5½ to almost 13 miles, all entail appreciable elevation gain/loss and most also require a river crossing. The book describes how to access the trailheads for each hike and includes instructions for hiking in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, and the distinctive features of each.
For the hiker who would like to experience the Timberline Trail but is looking for stunning views and alpine flowers without the distance and elevation gain, this edition includes 6 hikes that provide access to the spectacular vistas of the Timberline Trail and the alpine meadows but are shorter and easier.
“Hoorah! Mt Hood’s “necklace”—the Timberline Trail—is complete again. This is clearly described in this new edition.”Bill Sack, long-time hiker on Mt Hood“Longtime Mazama member Sonia Buist has put together a great pocket guide resource for the new or experienced hiker. The book covers our favorite hikes as well as wonderful but seldom visited vistas. Her trail descriptions are accompanied with an abundance of information that will undoubtedly get you excited and eager to hit the trails around Mt. Hood!”Lee Davis, Executive Director, Mazamas“This guidebook is not only a great resource for the hiker, but it is also fun to read. Sonia’s friendly and fun conversational style reveals her genuine love for the mountain and her hope that her words will entice us to explore and love it as well.”Linda Starr, Walking & Hiking Coordinator,
Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club“For a book so small that it fits into a (large) shirt pocket, it contains as much or more information that most others double its size and weight. It is for sure a guide book deserving to be treated to a hike.”-A Mazama Book Pick