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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:
Cooper Spur Mod. Snow X Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Sandy Glacier Headwall Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
South Side Route Easy Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Sunshine Route Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Leuthold Couloir Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
The North Face WI3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'
Wy'East Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5000'
Featured Route For Mt. Hood
The North Face WI3+ Mod. Snow R OR : Mt. Hood
This elegant route is one of the best on the mountain. The crux is catching the line in condition. When the conditions are right, this is a spectacular climb that can have fantastic ice pitches up to WI4. Begin at Tilly Jane or Cloud Cap campgrounds. Follow marked climber trails through the trees. Moving above timberline climb onto a prominent ridge (the lower part of Cooper Spur) Continue up the ridge until you see a cairn on the right side of the trail marking a subtle path down onto the...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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