Mount Hood, Barrett Spur

HARD 4 reviews
#63 of 135 trails in

Mount Hood, Barrett Spur is a 15.7 mile out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
15.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3438 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

hiking
27 days ago

Accessing to trail head is still very problematic due to snow cover on roads. Snow coverage starts when turning right onto NF-1810 off of Lolo Pass Rd, just pass Lolo Pass Trail head. NF-1810 connects back with Lolo Pass Rd. There's a possibility this clears up once the road turns to asphalt again. I'm unsure of the road conditions on NF-16. A vehicle with high ground clearance and 4WD would be needed to explore farther.

Have made this hike several times. Is one of my favorites in the area. Very few people and stunning views.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Just finished this hike. Still super hard. Brought my dog and that was sort of scary. Definite scrambling at the top.

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I wasn't able to make it to the top but my buddy did (he is a mountain climbing machine). Too hot and too little water. I also had a hard time finding the right TH. Mt Hood was gorgeous and I will probably try it again in a year. The Timberline trail was really busy when I went on the weekend, but this trail was relatively empty. Most people were heading to McNeil Point. I would probably recommend McNeil point or Cooper Spur before hiking this.