Looking for a great trail near Hood River, Oregon? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Eliot Park or Panorama Pt County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Hood River ranging from 2.9 to 20.3 miles and from 236 to 4,734 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Nice uphill to PCT from Lost Lake.

Beautiful view at the top! We saw Rainier and Hood!

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rocky
6 days ago

Like other reviewers we went up the hill first then cut across the road instead of doing the full loop. We tried going to other way first and didn’t want to try to keep track of where we were on the map because the trail is so undefined. Highly recommend. Beautiful views of Rainer and Hood today. Clouds covered Jefferson.

hiking
7 days ago

Truly beautiful hike. Views of Adams, St Helens, and Rainier. And of course Mt Hood. I’d say it’s a difficult moderate. A good incline but not that difficult

hiking
8 days ago

Great views, good incline but not too bad and easy access trail. Right now there are ripe huckleberries along the trail and a lot of interesting mushroom families that make for great photos.

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over grown
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Great views at the top! Strongly disagree with the reading of Moderate. Be prepared for Steep And unstable terrain including a cliff of rock shards you must ascend and descend. Additionally, the trail tends to disappear intermittently when you get to the stem part, look for rock stacks to guide you. Strongly recommend downloading the gps map. Overall, worth it, but be prepared for some physical and mental challenges. Give yourself plenty of time. This trail is NOT currently closed (silly AllTrails) No snow or bugs for me

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rocky
21 days ago

Arrived after a morning of rain around 2pm. 3 cars in the lot all at the look out point off the parking area. Trail wasn’t bad, no bugs but very humid. The scree is the worst part. Terrible on your feet so wear good boots. Steep but great view as others have commented. Rest a while at the top as going down through the scree challenging.. Not to many places for views until the top. Saw 3 groups on the way down.

Done in late August - This trail was awesome! The weather was perfect, warm and sunny but the trail was shaded >95% of the time. Lots of trees and beautiful vistas. As others have mentioned, the last stretch up to the peak is overgrown so pants are definitely recommended but everything leading up to that on the PCT and from Lost Lake is clear and maintained. There’s not much room at the peak to sit but enough to enjoy the view and have a break. Overall 10/10.

Difficult hike, but the views on the way up and at the top are worth it.

piss poor trail marking..

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rocky
26 days ago

Nice hike although the first 1.5 miles is rocky with roots but not too bad. The view is nice although Mt. Good was obscured by clouds the day we hiked up.

The view was nice but the trail was not. Didn’t finish entire hike. Cuts losses and headed back to car on elder road.

hiking
29 days ago

Drove in from ZigZag side, no problem in case you were thinking of coming from that side. Trail get's going up pretty quick through a series of switchbacks, there were good interludes of easy walking in between. Great views looking up from about 1/2 way on. If you have not hiked McNeil Point add another 1.5 miles or so and do the out and back.

Great trail that was easy to moderate until the steep climb up to Chinidere. Amazing views! So many mountains to see from the top. The road is a bit rough but potholes are spray painted for visibility. Go slow. Unrelated but my car broke down on the way back. 9 different people offered us help! Hood River folk are much friendlier than Portlandians! I needed to upgrade my Dodge Charger to something more hiking friendly anyway so I guess this worked out in the end.

Great view at the top is worth the climb. The top half of the trail is quite pleasant as the bottom half is rock strewn and tree roots. Keep powering through to enjoy the hike’s main reward. Left at 3:00 pm and didn’t pass a single person up or down. That’s a big plus!

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rocky
1 month ago

We made this from dollar lake / timberline trail, and from that vantage, the trail is somewhat well marked. Once you hit the ridge, elevation gain and rocky terrain make it difficult. However, if you push through, the views are fantastic.

Great easy hike!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a trail for lovers of solitude. I saw one pair of hikers in 9 miles. 17 steep switchbacks elevate you to Cathedral Ridge in the first mile, and sadly, into the skeletal remains of forest burn. At ~3.0 miles, the forest remnants give way to jaw-dropping views of Mt Hood. After intersecting with the Timberline Trail, keep going for another mile and 600’ up to McNeil Point, passing paintbrush and lupine meadows, and vistas north to Adams, Rainier, and St Helens

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rocky
1 month ago

A more difficult moderate trail for this 22 yo somewhat experienced hiker. You gain ~1100 ft of elevation in less than 1.5 miles so it gets pretty steep. Arrived at 3pm on Tuesday, no one else was there. Rocks can be loose, but the view was fantastic, one of my favorites that I saw of the gorge. Took about 2 hours with a long break at the top. Highly recommend!!

Simple walk around a beautiful lake. Great for kids and water activities are available. Good parking and nice tables to have a picnic.

hiking
1 month ago

Parked at the intersection just before the campground kiosk. No fee to park there. Took the Old Skyline trail to the Lost Lake Butte trail. The mileage is about the same as starting at the day use area in the campground. Very nice hike with a great view of Mt. Hood.

hiking
1 month ago

My Garmin said more like 13 miles and nearly 5000 gain. That being said, of all the 4-5000 foot hikes I’ve done, this was easier because almost all the trails were soft and sandy/dusty, so not as much pounding on the ankles and feet. Views on my day (8/4/19) were somewhat blunted by haze, but could be spectacular. And this is the highest I’ve ever been on Hood (9000 feet) so that’s a big plus

Nice hike. Fast and easy

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Last third up is easier that the preceding two thirds, but I didn’t notice that until I was on my way down. Nice views. A bit of wind would have cleared out the bugs at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Very steep in sections with a couple stretches that are covered with scree. Expect to stumble or slip on occasion. It was very windy the day we hiked. This is slightly more than a moderate hike due to steepness and uncertain footing. The view from the top is stunning.

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