Mt. Hood Area

  1. “Old” Salmon River Trail

    Length: 6 miles | Origin: Zig Zag
  2. Eight Mile Creek – Loop

    Length: 6.2 miles | Origin: Parkdale
  3. Pioneer Bridle Trail

    Length: 8 miles | Origin: Rhododendron
  4. Knebal Springs Loop

    Length: 8.8 miles | Origin: Parkdale
  5. Sherar Road-Dry Fir Loop

    Length: 11.1 miles | Origin: Government Camp
  6. Surveyor’s Ridge

    Length: 12 miles | Origin: Parkdale
  7. High Prairie Loop

    Length: 13.2 miles | Origin: Parkdale
  8. Gunsight/Gumjuwac Loop

    Length: 16.2 miles | Origin: Parkdale
  9. Timothy Lake Loop

    Length: 16 miles | Origin: Government Camp
  10. Sandy Ridge Trail System

    Length: 6.5 miles | Origin: Sandy
  11. Fifteen Mile Creek Loop

    Length: 17.6 miles | Origin: Parkdale
  12. The Barlow Road

    Length: 17.5 miles | Origin: Eugene
  13. Bennett Pass Road – Out & Back

    Length: 19.4 miles | Origin: Seneca
  14. Bonnie Meadows/Boulder Creek

    Length: 20 miles | Origin: Government Camp

Mt. Hood Area Highlights

  • Alpine and subalpine riding.
  • Outstanding flow trails at Sandy Ridge.
  • Miles of remote and rugged backcountry goodness along Highway 35.
  • Lift access at Skibowl.
  • Home to the iconic Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark.

Destination Video

Video by International Mountain Bicycling Association

About Mt. Hood

Ride in the shadow of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood. The Mt. Hood National Forest, an old-growth wonder filled with dense vegetation — including Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar and hardwood trees — is home to 140 miles of mountain biking trails and multi-use trails open to bikes.

To the west of the mountain, Sandy Ridge contains 15 outstanding miles of flow single-track and decent winter accessibility due to its location. More than a dozen trailheads off Highway 35 from Hood River provide miles and miles of incredible alpine and subalpine trails in the summer, with remote and rugged riding through backcountry forests. On Mt. Hood itself, check out 40 miles of lift-serviced riding, a free-ride park and a skills park at Mt. Hood Skibowl. Keep in mind that the riding season is a bit shorter for these high-elevation areas; typically, it lasts from snowmelt to snowfall. Mt. Hood is also home to the iconic Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark.

Bike Rentals

Otto’s Ski Shop in Sandy offers one-day, two-day and week-long mountain bike rentals; or, if you’re heading to Skibowl, check out bike rentals at Mt. Hood Adventure.

Did you know that Mt. Hood is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon? See one – or better yet, see them all.

Photos of this Area