Towering at 11,249 feet, Mt. Hood is the highest peak in Oregon and one of the most scenic volcanoes in the Cascade Range. The Cascade Hut system of trails will let you see the peak from every angle, while also offering views of Mt. St Helens, Adams, Jefferson, and Rainier. Starting on the shores of the Columbia River, in the windsurfing, beer-brewing mecca of Hood River, the 137 mile, 4 day loop ventures past the Columbia River Gorge, along the Historic Oregon Trail, and through national forest. Three mountain huts are interspersed along the trail, which climbs a total of 17,400 ft along forest roads. There are also singletrack options for evening adventures without gear or for the more courageous trekker.
- A four-day, three-night trip costs $300 per person. This pays for stocking the huts with food, drink, and water, maps, and use of kitchen utensils, stove, and sleeping bags.
- Maximum hut capacity: Eight
- See cascadehuts.com for more info