OPB Television Segment, February 2009
"Oregon Public Broadcasting TV Program, Oregon Field Guide, highlights the Mt. Hood Loop."

Cyclocross Magazine, January 2011
"This feature article highlights three riders taking on the Mt Hood Loop. Whether you are a cyclocross rider looking to build stamina for race season, a technical rider looking for singletrack, or a general bike rider looking for a backcountry adventure you'll find the the article an entertaining read."

Portland Monthly Magazine, December 2009
"These three recently opened metal-frame cabins set along Forest Service roads in the White River Valley and along Barlow Ridge now accommodate local winter backcountry outings. Hardcore skiers and snowshoers can trek in for a quick overnight stay at one of the cabins or link them up for extended outings."

Mt Hood Loop Overview (4-days, 3-nights, up to 8 riders)
A Spectacular and Challenging Tour with Singletrack Options Every Day!

Ride a 130 to 160 mile loop around the spectacular Mt. Hood, with singletrack options every day. This 3-night, 4-day journey begins and ends in the beautiful town of Hood River located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  As you ride throughout the Mt Hood National Forest you will take in (if the weather cooperates) views of every angle of Mt Hood, along with sightings of Mt Adams, Mt St Helens, Mt Jefferson, and even Mt Rainier.  A portion of Day 2 takes you along the Barlow Road portion of the historic Oregon Trail. And some of the best singletrack trails in the country will tempt you to test your skills each day.

Singletrack highlights:

Day 1 - The first hut is about 1/4 mile off of the Surveyors Ridge Trail. So, you have options of riding singletrack to the hut, or taking forest roads there dropping off your stuff and then spending time hitting the singletrack without carrying your gear. The trail itself is over 12 miles long and parallels the forest service road so you can ride this single track on day 1 & 2.

Day 2 - more Surveyors Ridge and Gunsight Ridge (~10 miles).

Day 3 - Pioneer Bridle Trail single track from Government Camp to Rhododendron. (~10 miles)

Day 4 - Waucoma Ridge and Post Canyon. (~10 miles)


Mt. Hood Loop via Main Route

 

Route

Distance

Ascent

Descent

Elevation

Day 1

Hood River to Surveyors Ridge

27 miles

6,100’

2,100’

100’ to 4,100’

Day 2

Surveyors Ridge to Barlow Road

36 miles

4,400’

5,300’

4,100’ to 3,200’

Day 3

Barlow Road to Lolo Pass

43 miles

5,000’

4,700’

3,200’ to 3,500’

Day 4

Lolo Pass to  Hood River

34 miles

1,900’

5,300’

3,500’ to 100’

 

 Totals

140 miles

17,400’

17,400’

 

Mt. Hood Loop - $350/person

  • 4-day, 3-night, 130+ mile ride around Mt. Hood
  • Maximum 8 riders per group
  • Huts supplied with propane stove, lamps, kitchen utensils, sleeping bags and pads
  • Huts are stocked with food, drinks and water
  • We provide access to huts and detailed directions of the route
  • It is highly recommend that you bring a GPS device – we provide GPS files

Please see our reservation and refund policies on our Summer Routes page.