East Fork of Hood River

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East Fork of Hood River is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.1 miles
974 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

Directions from Hood River: Travel east on Highway 84 to Highway 35. Follow 35 south to Robin hood Campground. The trail begins at the campground entrance.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Access Point is incorrect.
There are two touch points from Hwy 35:

Polallie Trailhead
Tamanawas Falls Trailhead

This trail follows the west bank of the East Fork of the Hood River. Trail passes through a variety of mature timber. Fishing is accessible from various locations along the way. This trail can be used as a part of a loop between Tamanawas Falls #650A and then take Tamanawas Tie #650B to Elk Meadows Trail #645 and back to East Meadow Trail for a roundtrip hike of around 6 miles.

To reach Tamanawas Falls follow the East Fork Trail #650 steeply up from Polallie trailhead (north access) to a junction with #645. Follow #645 to meet #650B and walk #650B to Tamanawas Falls Trail #650A and Tamanawas Falls.

This trail begins at Polallie Trailhead (OR Hwy 35) and ends at the Tamanawas Falls parking area (OR Hwy 35). From Polallie Trailhead (2,880), head south 0.1 to the junction with Elk Meadows Trail #645. Continue south along the East Fork Hood River from the junction 1 mile to the junction with Tamanawas Trail #650A. From the Tamanawas Trail junction, continue south 0.5 mile to the end of the trail at Tamanawas Falls parking area (OR Hwy 35). The trail incurred heavy damage during recent flooding. The trail no longer crosses the Hood River to tie into the Robin Hood Campground.

This trail incurred heavy damage during a flood event. The trail no longer ties into the Robin Hood Campground to the south. You can hike as far as Nottingham Campground to the south. No bridge at that point. This is the end of trail and you have to turn around here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

I have hiked both ends of this trail since it was washed out in the 2006 debris flow from Clark and Newton Creeks. The trail starts just as you enter what use to be the Robinhood Campground located north of Hood River Meadows area, across Hwy 35 from the Gumjuwac trailhead. Don't have an exact mileage reading of how far you can go before you are bushwacking through downed trees and following what maybe the old trail. You can also access this trail from Tamanawas Falls and Pollalie both north on Hwy 35.