Elk Meadows Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Picnic tables, garbage, and restroom facilities are available during the summer months. Interpretation signs are available highlighting the glacial streams in the area.

Provides access toSahalie Falls Trail #667C, which accesses Umbrella Falls Trail #667Elk Meadows Trail #645Bluegrass Ridge Trail #647Newton Creek Trail #646 and Timberline Trail #600.

Some of these trails are within Mount Hood Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees: Day use:
  • $5/vehicle/day May 15 through October 1.
  • Northwest Forest pass and Interagency pass are accepted in lieu of day use fee.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Mount Hood Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of day use fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


From Government Camp, OR take US Highway 26 east for 2 miles then take OR 35 north for 7.8 miles. Pass Mount Hood Meadows interchange, and turn left onto a section of the old Mount Hood Loop at the next intersection and drive .5 miles. The trailhead is on the right.

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Difficulty Level: Easy

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