Green Point Ridge Trail #418

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.  This heavily forested trail is mostly level following Green Point Ridge with steeper sections found at the north end of the trail.

This trail connects Wyeth Trail #411 and Gorton Creek Trail #408. To reach the north end of the trail, take Wyeth Trail #411 south 4.9 miles from Wyeth Campground on US Hwy I-84 east of Cascade Locks.  Beginning at the north end of the trail (3,920’), the trail leaves Wyeth Trail #411 and climbs 0.3 mile to Green Point Ridge (4,200’).  Once on the ridge, the trail levels and continues south 0.7 mile to Plateau Cutoff Trail #412 (#412 travels west 0.5 mile to Gorton Creek Trail #408).  Stay on #418 and continue climbing 1.5 miles on the ridge to the trail’s end at the junction with Gorton Creek Trail #408 and North Lake Trail #423 (4,600’).

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. ALERT 6/13/2018: Visitor reports that north of Green Point Ridge on Gorton Creek trail 408, Nick Eaton trail 447 and Casey Creek trail 476 fire damage has essentially destroyed the trails to the point that the only possibility of staying on track is with GPS.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15. Permits are free and self issued at trailheads.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Hood River, OR travel south on OR Hwy 281 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport) approximately 11 miles to Lost Lake Road, at Dee.  Take the right fork here and cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Turn right again and go 1.2 miles up Punchbowl Road until it crosses the West Fork of the Hood River. The road becomes Dead Point Road (Forest Road 2820) here.  Follow Dead Point Road 11 miles until you get to Rainy Lake Campground and Trailhead.  From Rainy Lake Campground take the Rainy Lake Trail #423A north past Rainy Lake to the junction with the North Lake Trail #423. Go left heading west on North Lake Trail for about 0.5 miles.  At a 3-way junction you will find the Green Point Ridge Trail #418 on your right.


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