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Mount Hood Chapter
Pacific Crest Trail Association
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Mount Hood Chapter Caretaker Sections

The Mount Hood Chapter is divided into the following caretaker sections:

Pacific Crest Trail

Side Trails

See agency contacts for information about our government agency partners.
See mileage and elevation summary for a more detailed breakdown of the entire Mount Hood Chapter.
Waypoints and mileages are based on the 2016 edition of Halfmile's PCT Maps.

Potato Hill
Caretaker
North Boundary Road 115 near Midway site
N 46° 21' 2.48" W 121° 31' 4.45"
MP 2,250.5
EL 4,501'
South Boundary Road 5603
N 46° 19' 31.73" W 121° 30' 21.55"
MP 2,248.5
EL 4,759'
Distance 2.0 miles
Max Elevation 4,750'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Mount Adams - North
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Road 5603
N 46° 19' 31.73" W 121° 30' 21.55"
MP 2,248.5
EL 4,759'
South Boundary Riley Camp Trail 64
N 46° 12' 55.02" W 121° 34' 2.40"
MP 2,236.8
EL 5,746'
Distance 11.7 miles
Max Elevation 6,084'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Mount Adams - South
Caretaker
North Boundary Riley Camp Trail 64
N 46° 12' 55.02" W 121° 34' 2.40"
MP 2,236.8
EL 5,746'
South Boundary Williams Mine Trailhead
N 46° 10' 13.75" W 121° 37' 35.07"
MP 2,227.2
EL 4,023'
Distance 9.6 miles
Max Elevation 5,900'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Gateway to Mount Adams
Caretaker
North Boundary Williams Mine Trailhead
N 46° 10' 13.75" W 121° 37' 35.07"
MP 2,227.2
EL 4,023'
South Boundary Road 23
N 46° 9' 42.72" W 121° 37' 54.36"
MP 2,226.4
EL 3,837'
Distance 0.8 mile
Max Elevation 4,020'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Steamboat Lake
Caretaker and
North Boundary Road 23
N 46° 9' 42.72" W 121° 37' 54.36"
MP 2,226.4
EL 3,837'
South Boundary Road 24
N 46° 5' 30.48" W 121° 45' 57.51"
MP 2,212.2
EL 4,268'
Distance 14.2 miles
Max Elevation 4,260'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Indian Heaven - North (Sawtooth Mountain)
Caretaker
North Boundary Road 24
N 46° 5' 30.48" W 121° 45' 57.51"
MP 2,212.2
EL 4,268'
South Boundary Junction Lake
N 46° 0' 17.82" W 121° 47' 20.58"
MP 2,204.7
EL 4,741'
Distance 7.5 miles
Max Elevation 5,150'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Indian Heaven - South (Blue Lake)
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Junction Lake
N 46° 0' 17.82" W 121° 47' 20.58"
MP 2,204.7
EL 4,741'
South Boundary Road 60 (Crest Camp)
N 45° 54' 33.36" W 121° 48' 9.06"
MP 2,195.4
EL 3,499'
Distance 9.3 miles
Max Elevation 4,730'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Big Huckleberry
Caretaker
North Boundary Road 60 (Crest Camp)
N 45° 54' 33.36" W 121° 48' 9.06"
MP 2,195.4
EL 3,499'
South Boundary Road 68
N 45° 49' 41.70" W 121° 50' 9.12"
MP 2,184.6
EL 2,781'
Distance 10.8 miles
Max Elevation 4,000'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Panther Creek
Caretaker and
North Boundary Road 68
N 45° 49' 41.70" W 121° 50' 9.12"
MP 2,184.6
EL 2,781'
South Boundary Road 43 (Trout Creek)
N 45° 48' 40.74" W 121° 57' 22.38"
MP 2,174.1
EL 1,197'
Distance 10.5 miles
Max Elevation 2,810'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Sedum Ridge
Caretaker
North Boundary Road 43 (Trout Creek)
N 45° 48' 40.74" W 121° 57' 22.38"
MP 2,174.1
EL 1,197'
South Boundary Road 2000
N 45° 45' 43.45" W 122° 2' 25.46"
MP 2,163.1
EL 1,737'
Distance 11.0 miles
Max Elevation 3,080'
Agency Contact Mount Adams Ranger District
Three Corner Rock North
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Road 2000
N 45° 45' 43.45" W 122° 2' 25.46"
MP 2,163.1
EL 1,737'
South Boundary Three Corner Rock
N 45° 44' 10.58" W 122° 2' 35.26"
MP 2,159.6
EL 3,254'
Distance 3.5 miles
Max Elevation 3,260'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Table Mountain
Caretaker
North Boundary Three Corner Rock
N 45° 44' 10.58" W 122° 2' 35.26"
MP 2,159.6
EL 3,254'
South Boundary Sacagawea and Papoose Rocks (southern road crossing)
N 45° 40' 27.01" W 121° 58' 47.68"
MP 2,151.7
EL 1,379'
Distance 7.9 miles
Max Elevation 3,320'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Gillette Lake
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Sacagawea and Papoose Rocks (southern road crossing)
N 45° 40' 27.01" W 121° 58' 47.68"
MP 2,151.7
EL 1,379'
South Boundary Bridge of the Gods (Washington Side)
N 45° 39' 40.25" W 121° 54' 22.03"
MP 2,144.9
EL 156'
Distance 6.8 miles
Max Elevation 1,300'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Bridge of the Gods - Oregon Side
Caretaker
North Boundary Bridge of the Gods (Oregon Side)
N 45° 39' 42.45" W 121° 53' 51.12"
MP 2,144.4
EL 228'
South Boundary Herman Bridge Trail 406E (Hatfield Wilderness Boundary (North))
N 45° 40' 19.51" W 121° 50' 18.59"
MP 2,140.0
EL 973'
Distance 4.4 miles
Max Elevation 960'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Teakettle Springs
Caretaker
North Boundary Herman Bridge Trail 406E (Hatfield Wilderness Boundary (North))
N 45° 40' 19.51" W 121° 50' 18.59"
MP 2,140.0
EL 973'
South Boundary Benson Way Trail 405B
N 45° 38' 50.66" W 121° 50' 28.93"
MP 2,135.6
EL 3,759'
Distance 4.4 miles
Max Elevation 3,760'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Benson Plateau
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Benson Way Trail 405B
N 45° 38' 50.66" W 121° 50' 28.93"
MP 2,135.6
EL 3,759'
South Boundary PCT junction with Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
N 45° 35' 2.64" W 121° 48' 36.30"
MP 2,129.9
EL 4,281'
Distance 5.7 miles
Max Elevation 3,750'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Wahtum Lake
Caretaker
North Boundary PCT junction with Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
N 45° 35' 2.64" W 121° 48' 36.30"
MP 2,129.9
EL 4,281'
South Boundary Hatfield Wilderness Boundary (South)
N 45° 33' 38.21" W 121° 48' 29.22"
MP 2,126.1
EL 4,120'
Distance 3.8 miles
Max Elevation 4,300'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Waucoma Ridge
Caretaker
North Boundary Hatfield Wilderness Boundary (South)
N 45° 33' 38.21" W 121° 48' 29.22"
MP 2,126.1
EL 4,120'
South Boundary Buck Peak Trail 615
N 45° 29' 42.73" W 121° 51' 40.97"
MP 2,119.3
EL 4,468'
Distance 6.8 miles
Max Elevation 4,500'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Buck Peak
Caretaker
North Boundary Buck Peak Trail 615
N 45° 29' 42.73" W 121° 51' 40.97"
MP 2,119.3
EL 4,468'
South Boundary Road 18 (Lolo Pass)
N 45° 25' 37.66" W 121° 47' 48.58"
MP 2,111.7
EL 3,435'
Distance 7.6 miles
Max Elevation 4,565'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Lolo Pass South
Caretaker
New Seasons Markets
North Boundary Road 18 (Lolo Pass)
N 45° 25' 37.66" W 121° 47' 48.58"
MP 2,111.7
EL 3,435'
South Boundary Top Spur Trail 785
N 45° 24' 19.68" W 121° 46' 42.66"
MP 2,108.9
EL 4,338'
Distance 2.8 miles
Max Elevation 4,270'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Muddy Fork
Caretaker
North Boundary Top Spur Trail 785
N 45° 24' 19.68" W 121° 46' 42.66"
MP 2,108.9
EL 4,338'
South Boundary Timberline Trail 600 (South) near Ramona Falls
N 45° 22' 47.32" W 121° 47' 3.01"
MP 2,104.3
EL 3,322'
Distance 4.6 miles
Max Elevation 4,270'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Rushing Water
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Timberline Trail 600 (South) near Ramona Falls
N 45° 22' 47.32" W 121° 47' 3.01"
MP 2,104.3
EL 3,322'
South Boundary Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (North)
N 45° 21' 40.56" W 121° 45' 6.48"
MP 2,100.7
EL 5,443'
Distance 3.6 miles
Max Elevation 5,400'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Timberline - North
Caretaker
North Boundary Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (North)
N 45° 21' 40.56" W 121° 45' 6.48"
MP 2,100.7
EL 5,443'
South Boundary Timberline Lodge
N 45° 19' 58.37" W 121° 42' 40.47"
MP 2,094.4
EL 6,015'
Distance 6.3 miles
Max Elevation 5,960'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Timberline - South
Caretaker
North Boundary Timberline Lodge
N 45° 19' 58.37" W 121° 42' 40.47"
MP 2,094.4
EL 6,015'
South Boundary Highway 35 (Barlow Pass)
N 45° 17' 4.16" W 121° 40' 52.93"
MP 2,089.2
EL 4,160'
Distance 5.2 miles
Max Elevation 5,960'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Twin Lakes
Caretaker
North Boundary Highway 35 (Barlow Pass)
N 45° 17' 4.16" W 121° 40' 52.93"
MP 2,089.2
EL 4,160'
South Boundary Highway 26 (Wapinitia Pass)
N 45° 13' 44.97" W 121° 42' 2.25"
MP 2,084.0
EL 3,915'
Distance 5.2 miles
Max Elevation 4,550'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Little Crater Lake
Caretaker
North Boundary Highway 26 (Wapinitia Pass)
N 45° 13' 44.97" W 121° 42' 2.25"
MP 2,084.0
EL 3,915'
South Boundary Little Crater Lake trail junction
N 45° 8' 52.20" W 121° 45' 12.60"
MP 2,076.3
EL 3,245'
Distance 7.7 miles
Max Elevation 4,010'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Timothy Lake
Caretaker Sara and
Back Country Horsemen - Territorial Riders Chapter
North Boundary Little Crater Lake trail junction
N 45° 8' 52.20" W 121° 45' 12.60"
MP 2,076.3
EL 3,245'
South Boundary Road 42 (Joe Graham Horse Camp)
N 45° 6' 6.50" W 121° 44' 48.54"
MP 2,070.9
EL 3,372'
Distance 5.4 miles
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Warm Springs - North
Caretaker Sara and
North Boundary Road 42 (Joe Graham Horse Camp)
N 45° 6' 6.50" W 121° 44' 48.54"
MP 2,070.9
EL 3,372'
South Boundary Warm Springs River
N 45° 0' 3.61" W 121° 43' 1.10"
MP 2,062.1
EL 3,358'
Distance 8.8 miles
Agency Contact Clackamas River Ranger District
Pinhead Buttes
Caretaker and (this section is available)
North Boundary Warm Springs River
N 45° 0' 3.61" W 121° 43' 1.10"
MP 2,062.1
EL 3,358'
South Boundary Road at base of South Pinhead Butte
N 44° 55' 31.98" W 121° 44' 44.70"
MP 2,054.2
EL 4,664'
Distance 7.9 miles
Agency Contact Clackamas River Ranger District
Warm Springs - South
Caretaker
Oregon Equestrian Trails - North Valley Chapter
North Boundary Road at base of South Pinhead Butte
N 44° 55' 31.98" W 121° 44' 44.70"
MP 2,054.2
EL 4,664'
South Boundary Jude Lake
N 44° 51' 17.75" W 121° 45' 52.16"
MP 2,046.7
EL 4,612'
Distance 7.5 miles
Agency Contact Clackamas River Ranger District
Olallie Lake
Caretaker
North Boundary Jude Lake
N 44° 51' 17.75" W 121° 45' 52.16"
MP 2,046.7
EL 4,612'
South Boundary Road 4220 (Breitenbush Lake)
N 44° 45' 55.07" W 121° 47' 13.65"
MP 2,036.9
EL 5,515'
Distance 9.8 miles
Agency Contact Clackamas River Ranger District

Side Trails

Gorge Trail 400
Caretaker
North Boundary PCT near Moody Street
N 45° 39' 42.48" W 121° 53' 40.15"
South Boundary Eagle Creek Trailhead
N 45° 38' 12.33" W 121° 55' 10.55"
Distance 3.6 miles
Max Elevation 380'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Lower Eagle Creek Trail 440
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Eagle Creek Trailhead
N 45° 38' 12.33" W 121° 55' 10.55"
South Boundary Hatfield Wilderness boundary near Wy'east Campsite
N 45° 35' 36.65" W 121° 52' 3.65"
Distance 4.8 miles
Max Elevation 1,380'
Agency Contact Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Middle Eagle Creek Trail 440
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Hatfield Wilderness boundary near Wy'east Campsite
N 45° 35' 36.65" W 121° 52' 3.65"
South Boundary Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with Indian Springs Trail 435
N 45° 34' 40.32" W 121° 50' 27.78"
Distance 4.7 miles
Max Elevation 2,560'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Upper Eagle Creek Trail 440
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with Indian Springs Trail 435
N 45° 34' 40.32" W 121° 50' 27.78"
South Boundary PCT junction with Eagle Creek Trail 440
N 45° 34' 48.66" W 121° 47' 51.24"
Distance 3.6 miles
Max Elevation 3,750'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
Caretaker
North Boundary Chinidere Mountain Summit
N 45° 35' 10.56" W 121° 48' 42.36"
South Boundary PCT junction with Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
N 45° 35' 2.64" W 121° 48' 36.30"
Distance 0.3 mile
Max Elevation 4,670'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Chinidere Cutoff Trail 406M
Caretaker
North Boundary PCT junction with Chinidere Cutoff Trail 406M
N 45° 35' 2.64" W 121° 48' 32.34"
South Boundary Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with Chinidere Cutoff Trail 406M
N 45° 34' 51.30" W 121° 48' 2.52"
Distance 0.7 mile
Max Elevation 4,260'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Indian Springs Trail 435
Caretaker Vacant
North Boundary Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with Indian Springs Trail 435
N 45° 34' 40.32" W 121° 50' 27.78"
South Boundary Indian Springs Campground
N 45° 33' 24.84" W 121° 49' 35.70"
Distance 2.0 miles
Max Elevation 4,300'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Buck Peak Trail 615
Caretaker
West Boundary PCT junction with Buck Peak Trail 615
N 45° 29' 42.73" W 121° 51' 40.97"
East Boundary Buck Peak Summit
N 45° 29' 55.44" W 121° 51' 34.80"
Distance 0.5 miles
Max Elevation 4,751'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Huckleberry Mountain Trail 617
Caretaker
West Boundary PCT junction with Huckleberry Mountain Trail 617
N 45° 28' 4.13" W 121° 49' 45.49"
East Boundary Lakeshore Trail #656
N 45° 28' 55.08" W 121° 48' 50.64"
Distance 2.1 miles
Max Elevation 4,020'
Agency Contact Hood River Ranger District
Upper Muddy Fork, Timberline Trail 600
Caretaker
North Boundary PCT junction with Timberline Trail 600 (North) at Top Spur
N 45° 24' 19.68" W 121° 46' 42.66"
South Boundary PCT junction with Timberline Trail 600 (South) near Ramona Falls
N 45° 22' 47.32" W 121° 47' 3.01"
Distance 5.7 miles
Max Elevation 4,270'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Ramona Falls Trail 797
Caretaker
North Boundary PCT junction with Ramona Falls Trail 797 (North)
N 45° 23' 39.84" W 121° 47' 57.84"
South Boundary Ramona Falls
N 45° 22' 48.06" W 121° 46' 35.28"
Distance 1.8 miles
Max Elevation 3,450'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Sandy River Trail 770
Caretaker
West Boundary Ramona Falls Trailhead
N 45° 23' 12.36" W 121° 49' 54.66"
East Boundary PCT junction with Trail 770
N 45° 23' 28.46" W 121° 48' 29.10"
MP 2,118.7
Distance 1.3 miles
Max Elevation 2,760'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Paradise Park Loop Trail 757
Caretaker
North Boundary PCT junction with Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (North)
N 45° 21' 40.56" W 121° 45' 6.48"
South Boundary PCT junction with Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (South)
N 45° 20' 37.62" W 121° 45' 2.10"
Distance 2.4 miles
Max Elevation 6,080'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District
Paradise Park Trail 778
Caretaker
West Boundary Paradise Park Trail 778 Trailhead
N 45° 18' 52.00" W 121° 48' 56.80"
  PCT Junction with Paradise Park Trail 778
N 45° 20' 40.68" W 121° 45' 16.68"
East Boundary Paradise Park Viewpoint
N 45° 21' 10.50" W 121° 44' 21.80"
Distance 6.7 miles
Max Elevation 6,240'
Agency Contact Zig Zag Ranger District