Elk Meadow Trail 645

Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain1,683ft
Trailhead Elevation4,247ft
Elevation Min/Max4247/5277ft
Elevation Start/End4247/4247ft

Elk Meadow Trail 645

Elk Meadow Trail #645 is a hiking trail in Hood River County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood Wilderness Area and Mount Hood National Forest. It is 8.0 miles long and begins at 4,247 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,683 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bluegrass Ridge Trail #647, Elk Meadow Shelter Access, Elk Meadow Cutoff Trail, Newton Creek Trail #646 and Umbrella Falls.

Elk Meadow Trail #645 Professional Reviews and Guides

"Elk Meadows is a generally flat, grassy expanse at the headwaters of Cold Springs Creek that boasts a picturepostcard view of the east face of Mt. Hood. In midsummer the wildflower display here is quite impressive, adding greatly to the already fine scenery. As you might expect, these qualities make Elk Meadows a popular destination, so try to visit during midweek. But even if you can only visit on a weekend, the beauty is more than adequate compensation for the crowds. By turning this hike into a long loop, you can visit several additional worthwhile locations, including sliding Umbrella Falls, numerous excellent viewpoints, and some interesting treasure-hunting locations where you can look for items lost during the ski season at Mt. Hood Meadows."

"One of the most spectacular sights in the Mount Hood area, sprawling and flowerfilled Elk Meadows is relatively easy to reach. And beyond it lies Gnarl Ridge, with its awesome close-up view of the mountain."

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Trail Information

Mount Hood National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Mt. Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Mount Hood
Local Maps

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Sep 2018