Seattle Times - July, 2014
"The green metal structures are equipped with bunk beds and sleeping bags for five to eight people, depending on the hut. In the summer, if you have a small group, you may share a hut with another party. During the winter when you reserve a hut it is yours for the night. For summer visitors, a rudimentary kitchen is stocked with supplies including food, water and a propane stove."

Sept/Oct 2014 - BIKE Magazine
"On a dry, clear day at the Lolo Pass hut, Mount Hood looks close enough to touch."

Outdoors NW - 2014
"When we finally rolled up to the Dog River hut, our eyes popped wide open at the million dollar view of Mt. Hood."

Velo Road Trip Package Overview (3-days, 2-nights, up to 5 bikers)
For Those who want to Experience Cascade Huts and take in Oregon's Beauty via Roadways.

Highlights of the Velo:
Day 1 - Travel from Hood River to The Dalles, taking in breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge on the first stretch your your trip. Continue on through the rolling hills of Wasco County, and settle for the night in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Day 2 - Head out early for a beautiful ride along Surveyors Ridge, and down to highway 35, where you will catch your first up close view of Mt. Hood. Travel alongside orchard land, and through the forest as you make your way up to beautiful Lost Lake Resort, where you'll find a yurt awaiting your arrival with sleeping bags, cooking supplies and a fire pit. (Food can be purchased at the general store - Each rider will have a $20 store credit for food.) Relax on the lake side, or head up to the viewpoint for a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. Boat rentals, paddle boards and pedal boats are available to rent hourly as well.

Day 3 - Explore Lost Lake, or just relax before heading on a nearly complete downhill ride from Lost Lake to Hood River. Stop in to one of the wineries along highway 35 that you pass by, or detour into Odell for incredible burgers or a fresh Milkshake at Clem's or an authentic Mexican lunch at Michoacan Sports Bar and Grill.

Lost Lake

The charts below list the distances and elevation changes for the trip.

Velo Road Trip Package







Day 1

Hood River to the Dog River Hut

64 miles



172’ to 4,682’ max

Day 2

Dog River Hut to Lost Lake

38 miles



3,803’ to 4,329’ max

Day 3

Lost Lake to Hood River

27 miles



3,214’ to 3,394’ max



129 miles





3-Day Package - $292/person

  • Dog River Hut supplied with propane stove, lamps, kitchen utensils, sleeping bags and pads. 
  • Dog River Hut also provided with a fully stocked pantry, with food, water and snacks. 
  • Yurt at Lost Lake supplied with sleeping bags and pads. 
  • A $20 credit, per rider, will be waiting at Lost Lake General Store to purchase food for the night. 
  • We provide access to the huts and the yurts, and detailed directions of the route. 
  • A GPS unit is highly recommended. We provide gps files. 

Please see our reservation and refund policies on our Summer Routes page.