Yocum Ridge Trail 771

Mount Hood Wilderness Area, Oregon

Elevation Gain4,198ft
Trailhead Elevation3,893ft
Elevation Min/Max3893/7168ft
Elevation Start/End3893/3893ft

Yocum Ridge Trail 771

Yocum Ridge Trail #771 is a hiking trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood Wilderness Area. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 3,893 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,198 feet. This trail connects with the following: Timberline Trail #600.

Yocum Ridge Trail #771 Professional Reviews and Guides

"How’s this for the perfect hiking fantasy? A magnificent alpine ridge that protrudes from the slopes of a towering, snow-clad peak, where visitors can enjoy unequaled views not only of the bulky peak but also a sea of forested mountains, distant volcanoes, and deep river valleys.

Wildflowers grow in incredible abundance, adding color and an intoxicating aroma to the gentle breezes that waft over your grandstand seats. On a hot summer day, those breezes are naturally air-conditioned by nearby glaciers. And from those glaciers, loud cracking resonates, alerting you to the movement of these great rivers of ice. Yocum Ridge is this fantasy come to life. But get in shape first, because the trail is no Sunday stroll in the park."

Yocum Ridge Trail #771 Reviews

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This trail leads you to two wonderful destinations. Ramona Falls is a very unusual water fall. The rock wall slopes out at the base making water cascade from one ledge to the next. The setting is in a dark open forest. Yocum Ridge is very spectacular. The entire hike is in the forest until the very end when you step out of the tree line and see the rock face of Mount Hood from a beautiful meadow. There are shear cliffs between you and the mountain and you can see waterfalls and glaciers in the distance. The author has an error on the map and directions for this hike. When you turn on to Forest Road 100, it is .5 miles to the trail head, not 1.6 miles. Perhaps the road went further at one time. That makes the hike about 18 miles round trip including both sides of the Ramona Trail loop. Even though there is a large elevation gain, the trail is not steep. It just goes up with every step. I completed the hike in a day and it was very enjoyable. The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is that the 5 mile walk up the Yokum ridge section of trail is not terribly interesting. There are a couple of small ponds along the way that are pretty though. I saw a few hikers on the Ramona loop trail but no one had been up Yokum Ridge in at least a week (I had to hold a branch in front of me for several miles to block the hundreds of spider webs).

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Trail Information

Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Zigzag Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 461 Government Camp, No. 462 Mount Hood
USGS Parkdale; Mount Hood Wilderness map
Local Maps

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Nov 2018