Great endurance hike begins with the hike in to Ramona Falls, then continuing up the Timberline Trail to the Yocum Ridge junction, climbing through dense forest to a high alpine meadow with unparalleled views of the west side of Mt. Hood. Head around the ridge for a little more climbing to get up even closer to the mountain. Portland Hikers Link

Activity Notes

Grab this hike while you still can! As the weather and conditions in Oregon begin to evolve into winter, our window for getting into high and remote places with normal hiking gear and trail conditions begins to close. This hike takes the normal path to Ramona Falls and then continues high up Yocum Ridge to about 7200' on a western shoulder of Mt. Hood for close up views of the Reid and Sandy Glaciers and Illumination Rock. With 3800’ of elevation gain in 17.4 miles RT, this is a big hike. However, the Gaia app has this hike listed at 19.14 miles and 5331' of gain, including the full Ramona Falls Loop, which we will not be doing. Be sure that you're physically able to handle it and are comfortable with being uncomfortable in all weather conditions.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 92 miles
Driving Time from Portland 1 hours
Distance - Round Trip 17 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Interesting Features Glacier(s), Meadow, Mountain Views, Ridgelines, River or Creek Ford, Spectacular Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Relevant Maps MH-F
Awards Qualified Awesome Ridges Award, Mt. Hood Award, Wild Ones