Post Canyon / Mitchell Ridge

Post Canyon, Oregon

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The ride begins by climbing on a gravel road through a portion of Post Canyon in the Hood River County Forest. This ascent emerges from the woods onto an open hilltop, where a trail is picked up. After many ups and downs, the last stretch of trail includes several precipitous descents on Mitchell Ridge. Peeks at the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams highlight the scenery on this wooded ride. While short, the ride is demanding both physically and technically. The circuit consists of a 3.5 mile loop and a 2.4 mile out-and-back. The trip involves 4 miles of dirt and gravel roads and 1.9 miles of single-track. Roads later in the ride include conditions that vary from coarse rocky surfaces to slick, deeply rutted situations. The trails are technically challenging with extreme conditions. Concentration is required for route finding; numerous side trails branch off from this route. The trailhead in Post Canyon is just west of Hood River.

Post Canyon / Mitchell Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"The ride begins by climbing on a gravel road through a portion of Post Canyon in the Hood River County Forest. This ascent emerges from the woods onto an open hilltop, where a trail is picked up. After many ups and downs, the last stretch of trail includes several precipitous descents on Mitchell Ridge. Peeks at the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams highlight the scenery on this wooded ride.

While short, the ride is demanding both physically and technically. The circuit consists of a 3.5 mile loop and a 2.4 mile out-and-back. The trip involves 4 miles of dirt and gravel roads and 1.9 miles of single-track. Roads later in the ride include conditions that vary from coarse rocky surfaces to slick, deeply rutted situations. The trails are technically challenging with extreme conditions. Concentration is required for route finding; numerous side trails branch off from this route. The trailhead in Post Canyon is just west of Hood River."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Post Canyon
Distance: 5.9
Elevation Gain: 1,170 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Year-round, Stay of trail when it is wet
Trailhead Elevation: 730 feet
Top Elevation: 1,500 feet
Local Contacts: Hood River County Forestry Department 541-387-6888
Local Maps: Map in "The Singletrack Anthology, Hood River" by T. Barnes and K. Reynolds, USGS Hood River
Driving Directions: Directions to Post Canyon / Mitchell Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

7/11/2007
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amazing trail system, you could spend a full day out here.


7/10/2006
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Trails.com com map shows a limited overview of the system. Recommend picking up a map at the bike shop (Discovery) in Hood River that delineates routes and relative difficulty. The trail itself is in great shape!



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May 2018