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Mt. Hood is Oregon's tallest peak and is one of the most popular alpine summits in the world. This iconic mountain lies 70 miles east of Portland and is part of the Cascade Range. Glaciers lie on all sides.
The direct route from Portland is easiest: Take I-84 to the Wood Village exit, take a right, and drive through Gresham and Sandy on Hwy. 26. Government Camp is the closest town to the mountain.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Hood:
Sandy Glacier Headwall Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300 feet, Grade IV
Cooper Spur Mod. Snow X Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300 feet, Grade III
Leuthold Couloir Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300 feet, Grade IV
South Side Route Easy Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300 feet, Grade III
The North Face WI3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300 feet, Grade IV
Wy'East Easy 5th Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5000 feet, Grade III
Featured Route For Mt. Hood
Sunshine Route Mod. Snow OR : Mt. Hood
This is a great, relatively easy route up Mount Hood, avoiding the crowds of the South Side and catching great views of Adams, Rainier, and St. Helens along the way.From Cloud Cap on the North side of Mount Hood, ascend the Timberline Trail to the moraine and continue toward Cooper Spur until reaching a large cairn. Follow the climber's trail down to the Eliot Glacier. Cross the glacier and head for the Snow Dome, ascend the dome and continue past Anderson Rock, trending up and right looking f...[more] Browse More Classics in OR