Just 45 miles east of Portland stretches the 47,100 acre Mount Hood Wilderness Area. This guidebook features 49 hikes in this popular backcountry area plus an additional 21 hikes in the less-crowded Badger Creek Wilderness Area east of Mount Hood. It also contains 3 Mount Hood technical climbing routes. Each hike description includes the distance, level of difficulty, best season for hiking, elevation gain/loss, and how to find the trail.
A mere 45 east of downtown Portland, unfolding from the slopes of 11,235-foot Mount Hood, are two of America’s wilderness gems–The Mount Hood and Badger Creek wilderness areas. The Mount Hood Wilderness Area’s 47,100 mountainous acres are home to black-tailed deer, black bears, elk, and some of the most varied and beautiful natural wildflower gardens in the world. Though smaller, the Badger Creek Wilderness Area is no less beautiful than its western neighbor and boast easy solitude and a more temperate climate. Hiking Oregon’s Mount Hood and Badger Creek Wilderness is your comprehensive guide to these showcase wilderness areas. This FalconGuide features 72 hikes and, for high-altitude enthusiasts, 3 routes to the summit of Mount Hood. With detailed trail descriptions, elevation profiles, and easy-to-read maps, Hiking Oregon’s Mount Hood and Badger Creek Wilderness has all of the information you’ll need for a safe and enjoyable trip to these pristine wilderness areas.
Hikes & Walks on Mt Hood
‘Every hiker who tramps the trails of Mt Hood should carry this book, not only to enjoy the trails but to plan for future adventures.’ –Terry Richard Outdoor Writer The Oregonian
‘What they have produced is a vivid and enlightening little guide that quickly reveals Mount Hood is much more than a skiing center. They provide descriptions and maps of 41 suggested walks on and around the mountain. Each is rated in terms of difficulty. The distances involved and approximate time needed are listed, as are suggested maps for thorough study.’ –Dan Hays Salem Statesman Journal
‘No other book gives such a rich variety of hiking and walking opportunities around Mt Hood. We just loved the careful descriptions and drawings which bought to life our hikes in this wonderful and historic area.’ –Gill Delaney Visitor from the UK, global hiker
Illustrated pocket guide to 41 day- hikes on Mt Hood, Oregon, in the area of Timberline Lodge and Government Camp, about 55 miles from Portland. The book fits snugly into a pocket and contains a wealth of information including maps, difficulty of hike, elevation gain, major features and local resources such as shops, restaurants, accomodation and camping.