Ride a 135 to 160 mile loop around the spectacular Mt. Hood, with singletrack options every day. Follow a mapped route to our huts for a 3-night, 4-day journey that begins and ends in the beautiful town of Hood River located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Check out video of a visit to the Surveyors Ridge Hut and some riding on the single track along the ridge:
Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge
Layout of Mt. Hood Loop
Map of Mt. Hood Loop
Singletrack options include:
Day 1 – Surveyors Ridge Trail
Day 2 – Surveyors Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and Gunsight Ridge
Day 3 – Pioneer Bridle Trail
Day 4 – Waucoma Ridge and Post Canyon
Biking Surveyors Ridge
Barlow Road Sign
Preparing for the Mt. Hood Loop
The adventure we have mapped out should not be taken lightly. With preparation, most physically active people will have a challenging but enjoyable trip. Every mountain biker should spend several hours “in the saddle” in the weeks leading up to the ride – preferably with some hilly training routes. The bottom line for a fun and safe journey is to be in good physical condition, properly equipped and prepared for whatever weather Mother Nature delivers.
The technical difficulty of the Mt. Hood Loop is up to you. The entire route can be ridden on roads – mostly unpaved forest roads – for those who want to enjoy the ride and scenery and there are great singletrack options for a little more adventure and challenge. Singletrack lovers have not been disappointed.
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 (5 miles).
Day 3 – Pioneer Bridle Trail single track from Government Camp to Rhodedendron. (~10 miles)
Day 4 – Waucoma Ridge and Post Canyon. (~10 miles)
Mt. Hood Loop via Main Route
Hood River to Surveyors Ridge
100’ to 4,000’
Surveyors Ridge to Barlow Road
4,000’ to 3,200’
Barlow Road to Lolo Pass
3,200’ to 3,500’
Lolo Pass to Hood River
3,500’ to 100’
Bikes on Hut Deck
Mt. Hood Loop – $300/person
• 4-day, 3-night, 137 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 maps detailing the route
You can access our online reservation form and we will contact you to confirm your reservation, or you can call us directly at 971.322.3638. Cascade Huts requires a 50 percent deposit to hold your reservation. Reservations are refundable (less a $50 processing fee) with 60 days advance notice. Full payment is due the week before the reservation. We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies as a cause for cancellation. For this reason we recommend travel insurance.
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