Bike the Mt. Hood Loop!

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

Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake

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.

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 (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

Route

Distance

Ascent

Descent

Elevation

Day 1

Hood River to Surveyors Ridge

26 miles

6,000’

2,100’

100’ to 4,000’

Day 2

Surveyors Ridge to Barlow Road

36 miles

4,500’

5,300’

4,000’ to 3,200’

Day 3

Barlow Road to Lolo Pass

41 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

137 miles

17,400’

17,400’

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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