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Gunsight/Gumjuwac Loop

  • Length:
    16.2 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Extreme
  • Nearby Cities:
    Parkdale, Odell, Hood River, Government Camp
  • Region:
    Mt. Hood / The Gorge
  • Attributes:
    Dirt Road, Mountain Views

Trailhead Elevation: 3611 ft

Directions

In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

This trail loop delivers great views of Mount Hood as well as the surrounding valleys. It features technical single-track, with lots of wildflowers in July. Note: Use caution when descending the Gumjuwac Trail #480, as it is steep and heavily traveled by other users.

Trailhead: From Hood River, head south on Highway 35 for approximately 27 miles. Park on the wide shoulder where Highway 35 crosses the East Fork of Hood River. From there, you ride approximately 4 miles south on Highway 35 until you get to Bennett Pass Snopark where the trail takes off on Forest Service Road #3550 up to Gunsight Ridge. You can also set a shuttle and depart directly from the Snopark.

Best Season: Mid-summer through fall

For a great map, check out the Hood River, Oregon Mountain Biking Map by Adventure Maps. Available at most area bike shops or at www.adventuremaps.net.

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