Elk Meadows Trailhead


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 to:  Sahalie 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

Open Season: May - undefined
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Mount Hood Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

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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