Hikes & Walks on Mount Hood
A pocket guide for hikers of all skill levels
wishing to explore Mt. Hood and surrounding areas.
Bear Grass along Alpine Trail
Lost Creek Nature Trail
Above Mirror Lake
Next to Trillium Lake
Mount Hood Scene
Trail to Little Zigzag Falls
View into Sandy River Canyon from Paradise Park Loop
Stream on Timberline Trail
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Hikes & Walks
on Mount Hood
This book features 41 day hikes and walks on and around Mt Hood, a short drive from Portland or Hood River. The hikes vary in length and difficulty, ranging from a ½ mile easy walk to a beautiful waterfall to a 13-mile challenging cross-country hike. One lovely nature trail is wheelchair accessible. Many of the hikes work for children of any age and several include interesting portions of the historic Oregon Trail. The longer hikes will meet the needs of the most ambitious hiker so there is lots of choice for all speeds, interests and abilities. There is plenty for the most dedicated photographer, artist, hiker, and for those who want to just walk to a lake and drink in the scenery, picnic, or read and chill out. Swimming is safe and fun in the lakes. Some of the lakes and rivers offer good fishing.
The hikes are organized into 6 groups based on whether they start near the village of Government Camp, some distance from Government Camp, or from Timberline Lodge. All of the hikes have gorgeous views; some have streams, rivers, lakes or waterfalls. Many have extravagant displays of wildflowers and those above the timber-line offer stunning meadows of alpine flowers.
This book also includes a section on selected resources such as lodging, restaurants, grocery stores, bookstores, things to do, campgrounds and useful websites for information.
“Every hiker who tramps the trails of Mt Hood should carry this book, not only to enjoy the trails but to plan for future adventures.”The Oregonian, Terry Richards Outdoor Writer“This compact book captures the spirit, beauty, and awesome power of Mt. Hood. The tips about which flowers to look for are an added bonus.”Richard Kohnstamm, Timberline Lodge“This little book beckons people of all ages and fitness levels to slip it into their pockets and go. The greatest enticement is that there are new hikes not found in other guide books. Bravo! ” Linda Svendsen, President Boojum Expeditions“No other book gives such a rich variety of hiking and walking opportunities around Mt Hood. We just loved the careful descriptions and drawings which brought to life our hikes in this wonderful and historic area.”Gill Delaney, Visitor from the UK, global hiker