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Mt. Hood to Hood River

  • Length:
    68.1 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Extreme
  • Nearby Cities:
    Corbett, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Odell
  • Region:
    Greater Portland, Mt. Hood / The Gorge
  • Attributes:
    Extended Climbs, River Views, Rural

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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.

Start southeast on SE Burnside Rd 0.2 miles (364 meters)
Continue onto US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy 22.4 miles (36028 meters)
Turn right to stay on E Brightwood Loop Rd 0.6 miles (1026 meters)
Slight left onto E Brightwood Br Rd 0.3 miles (515 meters)
Turn right onto E Barlow Trail Rd 0.9 miles (1414 meters)
Turn right onto E Sandy River Ln 489 feet (149 meters)
Turn left onto E Lupine Dr 0.3 miles (534 meters)
Turn right onto E Lodge Ln 240 feet (73 meters)
Turn left onto E Timberline Dr 0.3 miles (510 meters)
Turn left onto E Sandy River Ln 141 feet (43 meters)
Turn right onto E Barlow Trail Rd 3.3 miles (5370 meters)
Turn left onto E Lolo Pass Rd/National Forest Development Rd 18/Truman Rd
Continue to follow National Forest Development Rd 18
9.4 miles (15151 meters)
National Forest Development Rd 18 turns slightly left and becomes Lolo Pass Rd/Natl Forest Develop Road 18 Rd
Continue to follow Natl Forest Develop Road 18 Rd
9.7 miles (15608 meters)
Turn right onto Lost Lake Rd 5.9 miles (9491 meters)
Turn right to stay on Imai Rd 0.8 miles (1209 meters)
Continue straight onto Lost Lake Rd 1.3 miles (2016 meters)
Turn right at Punchbowl Rd 0.2 miles (388 meters)
Slight left onto OR-281 N/Dee Hwy 4.1 miles (6585 meters)
Slight right onto Summit Dr 2 miles (3248 meters)
Continue onto Ehrck Hill Dr 0.5 miles (810 meters)
Turn right to stay on Ehrck Hill Dr 1.2 miles (1989 meters)

The variety of forest, mountain and rural views is worth the work.
The challenge of the climb gives you something to talk about later.
The brewpubs waiting for you in Hood River provide incentive to get up & over.

Traffic can be a bother. And depending on the time of year,
loose cinders from the snow season can make you tense.

Motor Vehicle Traffic: Moderate to Heavy

Seasons: Late spring – fall

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