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

Fees: Day use:
  • $5/vehicle/day at Barlow Pass Trailhead/Sno-Park from May 15 through October 1.
    • Northwest Forest pass and Interagency pass are accepted in lieu of day use fee.
  • Parking at Pioneer Woman's Grave Trailhead is free.
‚ÄčWinter use:
  • Sno-Park Permit is required at Barlow Pass Trailhead/Sno-Park.
    • Annual Permit: $25
    • 3-day Permit: $9
    • 1-day Permit: $4 
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

General Information

Directions:

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). 


Activities

Day Hiking

This trip brings the history of Oregon to life and evokes the hardships the pioneers endured on this difficult and challenging part of their trek.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles

  Latitude : 
45.1656

  Longitude : 
-121.4156

  Elevation : 
3720' - 4160'