Barlow Butte Trail

Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit, Oregon

Elevation Gain369ft
Trailhead Elevation4,106ft
Elevation Min/Max3769/4106ft
Elevation Start/End4106/4106ft

Barlow Butte Trail

Barlow Butte Trail is a hiking trail in Hood River County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood Wilderness Area and Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,106 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 369 feet. The trail ends near the Devil's Half Acre camp site. There is also a restrooms near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 3530.

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"In the 1840s, thousands of families loaded their worldly possessions into wagons and walked 2000 miles from Missouri to The Dalles at the eastern gates of the Columbia River Gorge, a tantalizingly close 60 miles from their goal: the Willamette Valley. But a significant obstacle still stood between them and that goal, and these tired ONE-WAY travelers faced a difficult decision.

Some chose to get on wooden rafts and run the dangerous rapids of the Columbia River, risking the loss of their possessions or even their lives in the process. Others decided to stay on land and make a long, slow, and potentially snowy loop on the Barlow Trail through a gap in the Cascade Range south dirt road, then travel gradually downhill, literally in the tracks of pioneers, to a junction at 0.3 mile. The Barlow Trail goes right, but to reach the viewpoint atop Barlow Butte, turn left."

"For someone looking to get away from the south-side crowds around Timberline, Barlow Butte is worth checking out."

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Trail Information

Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit
Nearby City
Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit
Mount Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 462 Mount Hood
USGS Mount Hood South
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Nov 2018