Elk Cove Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead provides capacity for10-12 cars. No amenities are provided at this trailhead. Provides access to: Elk Cove Trail #631 within Mount Hood Wilderness. This trailhead gets lighter use. 

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Hood River, OR take Oregon Hwy 35 south 15 miles to the town of Mount Hood.  Turn right at Oregon Hwy 281 (Cooper Spur Rd), near milepost 85, and travel 2 miles to the town of Parkdale.  From the center of Parkdale, go south on Clear Creek Road (across from McIsaacs Store) and travel approximately 2.7 mi to Laurance Lake Road (Forest Road 2840). Go right (west) on Laurence Lake Road approx 4.2 miles to Kinnickinick Campground at Laurance Lake. Just west of Kinnickinick Campground, leave the pavement, turn left and head south onto Forest Road 2840 for approximately 1.1 miles to the trailhead starting at Forest Road 2840-650. 

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