High Prairie Loop

Mount Hood, Oregon

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Consider the moderately difficult five-mile climb to High Prairie worth the effort. The initial ascent is on a gravel road in good condition. The trails on this outing include obstacles like roots, footbridges, and soft, sandy sections of tread. Views of Mt. Hood await and wildflower displays can be outstanding in the several high meadows that are passed on this loop. Wildflower displays can be outstanding in the several high meadows that are passed on this loop. The ride’s relatively high elevation can keep the trails and roads under a blanket of snow into the late spring, some years, even into the early summer. Call ahead to check on conditions and possible seasonal closures.
Mountain Bike! Oregon

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Mountain Bike! Oregon

by Laurie & Chris Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

Consider the moderately difficult five-mile climb to High Prairie worth the effort. The initial ascent is on a gravel road in good condition. The trails on this outing include obstacles like roots, footbridges, and soft, sandy sections of tread. Views of Mt. Hood await and wildflower displays can be outstanding in the several high meadows that are passed on this loop.

Wildflower displays can be outstanding in the several high meadows that are passed on this loop. The ride’s relatively high elevation can keep the trails and roads under a blanket of snow into the late spring, some years, even into the early summer. Call ahead to check on conditions and possible seasonal closures.

©  Laurie & Chris Leman/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Mount Hood
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Late spring / early summer to early fall when snow is not present
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 6,050 feet
Local Contacts: Mt. Hood National Forest, Barlow Ranger District 541-467-2291
Local Maps: District mp of the Barlow Ranger District, "Green Trails" maps 462, Mt. Hood, OR, and 463, Flag Point, OR; USGS Badger Lake and Dog River
Driving Directions: Directions to High Prairie Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

10/13/2008
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The single track down back down to 44 is fun..but not worth the gravel road ride up. It's long and very boring. So..skip what the guide says and try to get a shuttle to the top. If that's not an option..I suggest even riding up it from the parking are near forest road 120 and 44(parking for Knebal springs and eight mile..both of which are much better than this ride) and then turn around and come back down the same way.



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