Area Status: Open
This trail is within Mount Hood Wilderness. The trail follows parts of the historic Barlow Road. The trail travels through an old growth forest and a meadow featuring wildflowers in late summer.
This trail starts at Forest Road 3531 (4,120’) and ends at its junction with Palmeteer Trail #482 (4,320’). The southern portion of the trail is generally wooded and steep with several stream crossings. The northern portion of the trail generally follows old road grade with wide tread. Early season users will likely see a lot of moisture on the trail. From Forest Road 3531, the trail travels 0.3 mile before it splits with Barlow Butte Trail #670 and heads south. Travel 0.7 mile to Devils Half Acre Campground. From the campground, the trail follows Devils Half Acre Road (Forest Road 3530-220) for the next 0.4 mile. The trail leaves the road, crosses several small streams, and ends at the junction with Palmeteer Trail #482. Visitors can return on this trail or make a 4 mile loop to return to the trailhead at Forest Road 3531. To make the loop, turn right (west) on Palmeteer Trail #482 and travel 0.2 mile to the junction with Pacific Crest Trail #2000. Turn right (north) on #2000 and travel 1.4 miles back to Forest Road 3531.
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At a Glance
From Hood River, travel 36.2 miles south on Oregon Hwy 35 to Barlow Pass Snopark (Forest Road 3531), approximately 200 feet west of milepost 60. Head down Barlow Road 0.15 mile to the trailhead.
From Portland, travel approximately 31 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 to the intersection with Oregon Hwy 35. Turn north onto Oregon Hwy 35 and travel 2.6 miles to Barlow Pass Sno-Park (Forest Road 3531), approximately 200 feet west of milepost 60. Head down Barlow Road 0.15 mile to the trailhead.