Around & About Mount Hood
A pocket guide for hikers who would like to explore Timberline Trail and other hikes on Mt Hood.
Pacific Crest Trail near Segment 4
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Around & About
Hikes & Walks
on Mount Hood
Previously published under the title Around Mt Hood in Easy Stages, this book has been completely revised and updated for 2013. Notable updates include hike route changes due to the 2006 washout of a segment of the Trail, new elevation charts, information about the effects of the Dollar Lake Fire in 2011, the inclusion of some photographs and additional Mt Hood lore.
The Timberline Trail circling Mt Hood is one of the most spectacular hiking trails in the world. The 41-mile trail runs mostly at the timber-line and drops in and out of canyons carved by the rivers that flow from the many glaciers on the mountain. The highest point of the Trail is 7560 ft and the lowest point is 3200 ft.
While many choose to backpack round the whole Trail, most choose to take day hikes. This hiking guide gives complete and easy directions for the day hiker who would like to hike up to and along the Timberline Trail and access the stunning views that the whole Trail offers. The book is organized into 2 parts: 8 segments that cover the whole Timberline Trail (except the section that is closed at present due to a massive washout in 2006); and 6 additional hikes that are mostly shorter but also provide access to the stunning views. Instructions for using car shuttles and car swaps to make the less accessible sections of the Trail work for day hikes are a major feature of this hiking guide. Each of the 8 segments of the Trail is also described in both the clockwise and counterclockwise direction to help the hiker decide which way to go.
“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