Climbing Mt. Hood
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Wilderness permits are required on the approaches from Timberline Lodge year round, and on all other approaches from May 15 to Oct 15. These permits are free and self-issued. At Timberline Lodge, permits are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at the Wy'East Day Lodge. For other approaches, permits are stocked in stations located on these wilderness trails from May 15 to Oct 15.
Permits are required to enter Mount Hood Wilderness even if you don't plan on summiting. Do not get a permit if you are not entering the Wilderness.
Group size and Wilderness regulations
Group size is limited to 12. Consider climbing mid-week to enhance your opportunity for solitude.
South side of Mt Hood from Timberline. July 4, 2003
Landmarks on the southside. Photo taken May 2003 -USFS.
June 20th, 2005 From Hogsback looking at Bergchrund and Pearly Gates
Portland Mountain Rescue's - Mt Hood Vitual Tour