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Mt. Hood is Oregon's tallest peak and is one of the most popular alpine summits in the world. This iconic mountain lies 70 miles east of Portland and is part of the Cascade Range. Glaciers lie on all sides.
The direct route from Portland is easiest: Take I-84 to the Wood Village exit, take a right, and drive through Gresham and Sandy on Hwy. 26. Government Camp is the closest town to the mountain.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Hood:
Cooper Spur Mod. Snow X Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Sandy Glacier Headwall Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
South Side Route Easy Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Sunshine Route Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Leuthold Couloir Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
The North Face WI3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'
Wy'East Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5000'
Featured Route For Mt. Hood
Leuthold Couloir Mod. Snow OR : Mt. Hood
This is a fine route that opens up spectacular views of the Reid glacier and inspiring views of Yokum Ridge.While technically it doesn't require much more skill than the southside route, the Leuthold's couloir route entails crossing some crevassed terrain and avalanche prone slopes. The usual start is the same as South side routes. As you pass the Silcox hut begin to gradually trend left heading towards llumination saddle formed by a large noticeable rock on SE side of Mountain. After crossin...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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