Pacific Crest Trail

Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

Distance58.2mi
Elevation Gain7,617ft
Trailhead Elevation3,283ft
Top5,094ft
Elevation Min/Max3234/5094ft
Elevation Start/End3283/3313ft

Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Hood River County, Jefferson County, Marion County, Clackamas County, and Wasco County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit, Mount Hood National Forest, and Mount Hood Wilderness Area. It is 58.2 miles long and begins at 3,283 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 63.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,617 feet. Barlow Pass Sno Park and another parking and the Barlow Pass saddle can be seen along the trail. There are also a picnic site, a shelter, and a restrooms along the trail. Near the end of the trail is water. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 5890, Timothy Lake Trail, Old 1916 Trail #537, Wilson Road, Miller Trail, Little Crater Lake Trail #500, Headwaters Trail #522 and Jackpot Meadows Trail #492.

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"The Twin Lakes area is relatively unsung, although with its easy access from popular Frog Lake, it draws a surprisingly large number of hikers— mostly with dogs and/or children—during the summer."

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Trail Information

Mount Hood National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Parks
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Mt. Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Wapanita and Mount Hood South 7.5' quadrangles
Local Maps