Elk Meadows Loop Trail

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Elk Meadows Loop Trail is a 7.8 mile loop trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1509 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

waterfall

Directions from Hood River: Travel south on Highway 35 for approximately 33 miles. Turn right at the Hood River Meadows Nordic ski area sign and drive to the trailhead parking lot on the right.

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16 days ago

The turn off from the elk meadow trail has two large trees down at the entrance. Technically the loop is not even close to the meadow. Not a "hard" hike but challenging enough.

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19 days ago

Did the Meadows loop. About 6,5 miles. Nice hike. The view at the meadow is worth the pain of the climb !!

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3 months ago

Did this June 2016, beautiful view of Hood from a side you don't normally get to see. Saw about 15-20 people the whole hike which now a days is good. The meadow itself is a great place to stop halfway for lunch or a break. Some areas in the meadow have more bugs than others so it's worth checking it all out before settling in.
Day use permit required, 5 dollars at the parking area.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Elk Meadows Loop will be 9 miles unless you add on Gnarly Ridge and that will add a couple more miles. Plenty of water falls but little else.