Oak Ridge Trail #688A

This is a good early season trail choice.  The trail overlooks the Hood River Valley and offers views of Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier.

This trail begins at Smullin Drive (1,760’) and ends at Surveyor’s Ridge Trail #688 (3,680’).  From Smullin Road, the trail climbs Oak Ridge via a series of switchbacks passing through open slopes and stands of Oregon White Oak.  After 1 mile, the trail enters mixed oak and fir.  Near the top of the ridge, the trail crosses Forest Road 1700-640.  Continue a few hundred feet beyond the road to the junction with Surveyor’s Ridge Trail #688.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail cleared 5/24/2024.
Open Season: April
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Hood River, OR - travel approximately 14.4 miles south on Oregon Hwy 35 to Smullin Drive, approximately 0.3 mile south of milepost 84.   Turn left (east) on Smullin Drive and follow it 0.3 mile.  Take the dirt road to the left and travel 0.25 mile to the parking area on the right (east) side of the road.


Mountain Biking

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

You will see views of Mt. Hood as well as Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and the Hood River Valley.


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Horse Riding

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Viewing Scenery

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.3 miles