Pioneer Woman's Grave Trail #485
This historical trail is a portion of the old Barlow Road. There are great views of Mt. Hood along the short route. This trail can be accessed via Pioneer Woman's Grave Trailhead, but the parking lot is small and can only fit less than 10 vehicles.
Pioneer Woman's Grave Trail starts at Forest Road 3531 (4,160’) near Barlow Sno-Park/Trailhead, another option for parking, and ends at Forest Road 3531 (3,720’). From Forest Road 3531 heading east, the trail heads down a steep hill for 0.6 mile. The trail levels and continues a further 0.4 mile to its end at Forest Road 3531. This is an out-and-back hike.
Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Oregon Sno-Park permit is required in designated sno-parks, including Barlow Pass Trailhead/Sno-Park, from November 1 through April 30. Permits are sold in DMV field offices and by permit sales agents at various locations like winter resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.|
|Closest Towns:||Hood River, OR|
|Passes:||A valid Recreation Pass is required to park at Barlow Pass Trailhead/Sno-Park from May 15 through October 1. A pass isn't required to park at Pioneer Woman's Grave Trailhead.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002|
From Hood River, OR - 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 Forest Road 3531 0.2 mile to the trailhead on the right (west) side of the road (approximately 250’ past Barlow Road).
From Portland, OR - 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 Forest Road 3531 0.2 mile to the trailhead on the right (west) side of the road (approximately 250’ past Barlow Road).
Day HikingThis trip brings the history of Oregon to life and evokes the hardships the pioneers endured on this difficult and challenging part of their trek.