DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,647 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

snow

hiking
3 months ago

Completed on July 4th. We accessed Elk Cove from the Vista Ridge TH to avoid the possible construction issue at original trailhead. It's approx 8.8 miles going this route-> http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Elk_Cove_from_Vista_Ridge_Hike
Snow on the trail in spots on the upper vista ridge section through to nearing Dollar Lake & Elk Cove, but was not an issue, easy to walk on.
Very up close views of Mt Hood & various flowers throughout.