Mt. Hood Area
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.
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.