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."

Mt Hood Loop Overview (4-days, 3-nights, up to 8 riders)
A Spectacular and Challenging Tour with Singletrack Options Every Day!

Ride a 130 to 160 mile loop around the spectacular Mt. Hood, with singletrack options every day. This 3-night, 4-day journey begins and ends in the beautiful town of Hood River located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  As you ride throughout the Mt Hood National Forest you will take in (if the weather cooperates) views of every angle of Mt Hood, along with sightings of Mt Adams, Mt St Helens, Mt Jefferson, and even Mt Rainier.  A portion of Day 2 takes you along the Barlow Road portion of the historic Oregon Trail. And some of the best singletrack trails in the country will tempt you to test your skills each day.

Singletrack highlights:

Day 1 - The first hut is about 1/4 mile off of the Surveyors Ridge Trail. So, you have options of riding singletrack to the hut, or taking forest roads there dropping off your stuff and then spending time hitting the singletrack without carrying your gear. The trail itself is over 12 miles long and parallels the forest service road so you can ride this single track on day 1 & 2.

Day 2 - more Surveyors Ridge and Gunsight Ridge (~10 miles).

Day 3 - Pioneer Bridle Trail single track from Government Camp to Rhododendron. (~10 miles)

Day 4 - Waucoma Ridge and Post Canyon. (~10 miles)

Mt. Hood Loop via Main Route







Day 1

Hood River to Surveyors Ridge

27 miles



100’ to 4,100’

Day 2

Surveyors Ridge to Barlow Road

36 miles



4,100’ to 3,200’

Day 3

Barlow Road to Lolo Pass

43 miles



3,200’ to 3,500’

Day 4

Lolo Pass to  Hood River

34 miles



3,500’ to 100’



140 miles




Mt. Hood Loop - $402/person

  • 4-day, 3-night, 130+ mile ride around Mt. Hood
  • Maximum 8 riders per group
  • Huts supplied with propane stove, lamps, kitchen utensils, sleeping bags and pads
  • Huts are stocked with food, drinks and water
  • We provide access to huts and detailed directions of the route
  • It is highly recommend that you bring a GPS device – we provide GPS files

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