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Hood River Meadows Trailhead

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

Hood River Meadows as viewed from the old Loop Highway (Tom Kloster)
Sign on highway 35 where to turn on the road to Hood River Meadows Trailhead (Jerry Adams)
Sign and port-a-potty at the trailhead (bobcat)

Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 east.

From the last traffic light in Sandy (past the ARCO station), it’s 30.8 miles east through Government Camp to the junction with Highway 35 for Hood River.

Bear right here and drive 7.8 miles to make a left turn and then another quick left for the Elk Meadows Trailhead.

Drive 0.3 miles and park on the right near the trailhead signs. The sign here states that this is the "Elk Meadows and Sahalie [sic] Falls Trailhead".

There are a port-a-potty, information signs, and a picnic table at the trailhead but no water.

Hood River Meadows, proper, can be located by continuing past the trailhead, then turning left onto an abandoned segment of the original Mount Hood Loop Highway. The meadows soon come into view from the side of the old road.

If you're coming from Hood River on Highway 35, turn right at the next road after the Teacup Lake Sno-Park and Clark Creek Sno-Park. If you reach the main Mount Hood Meadows ski area road, you've gone one road too far, turn around.


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Portland Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.