Breath taking Mt Hood views
<b>This hike will be partly on snow and require Microspikes</b>
Drive 30 miles east of Portland on Highway 26 to Firwood Road, located at Shorty's Corner, about two miles east of Sandy.
Turn right onto Firwood and continue a short distance before following Firwood right at a 3-way stop, then through several turns until reaching Wildcat Mountain Road at a 4-way stop, 3.4 miles from Highway 26.
From the Firwood Road junction, turn left onto Wildcat Mountain Road (Forest Road 36) and follow this paved, two-lane road for 8.9 miles to the Mount Hood National Forest Boundary, where the road narrows to one lane with turnouts, and becomes Road 3626. Drive carefully here - sight distances are poor due to overgrown shoulders in many sections.
Reach an unsigned fork at 9.4 miles, where the paved spur to the Douglas Trail heads downhill and to the right. Turn right, and follow this paved spur, immediately going left at a second unmarked fork 100 yards from the first junction. The road narrows and the paved route climbs through dense woods for a short distance before ending at the Douglas Trailhead.
Please be sure to pack your facemask and to review the Mazama COVID policies (updated 3/30/21).
Registration is Closed