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Mt. Hood - Elk Mountain via Elk Meadows

Portland, Oregon folks!  Join Travis for a super fun day hike in Mt. Hood National Forest that includes an amazing viewpoint on Elk Mountain, an awesome ridgeline traverse on Bluegrass Ridge, and then a steep decent into Elk Meadows.

  • 8.2 miles round-trip
  • 1445 feet Elevation gain:
  • Lollipop Loop
  • Intermediate+ hike (The plus part is because of the distance, scrambing over logs, and steep decent)

Some areas of this trail are unmaintained.  Many fallen trees to cross.  One river crossing via downed logs.  

You will need:
Food (Lunch on top of Elk Mountain!)
2 Liters of water
Rain Gear
Hat & Mittens/Gloves
If you get super sweaty, bring an extra shirt to wear on the way down (get that wet stuff off!)

Carpooling Meeting time/location:
1117 NE 58th Ave, Apt B
Portland, OR 97213




Earlier Event: October 15
Sunday Day Hike - Quabbin Reservoir
Later Event: November 4
Queer Backcountry Navigation Workshop