Lamberson Spur Trail #644


This trail enters the Mount Hood Wilderness on the east side of Mount Hood.  The end of the trail offers an excellent view of Mount Hood. This trail was burnt over by the Garl Ridge fire, so there are open vistas now that weren't available prior to the fire. 

This trail begins at Elk Meadows Trail #645 (3,800’) and ends on the east ridge of Lamberson Butte (5,120).  To get to the trail from Polallie Trailhead (OR Hwy 35), follow East Fork Trail #650 0.1 mile southwest to Elk Meadows Trail #645.  Turn right (northwest) on Elk Meadows Trail #645 and travel 2 miles the beginning of Lamberson Spur Trail #644.  Turn right onto #644 and climb 0.1 mile to an abandoned road (Forest Road 3510-620).  Cross the road and continue uphill on the moderate grade 1.7 miles to the end of the trail on the east ridge of Lamberson Butte (5,120).  

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is not maintained.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Polallie trailhead.
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Portland, OR travel 31 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 to the Oregon Hwy 35.  Turn north onto Oregon Hwy 35 and travel 16.5 miles north on Oregon Hwy 35 to Polallie Trailhead, approximately 0.7 miles north of milepost 73, and turn right into the pullout just south of Cooper Spur Road.  East Fork Trail #650 leaves from the pullout, west of the restroom.  Follow this trail 0.1 mile to its junction with Elk Meadows Trail #645.  Turn right on East Fork Trail #650 and follow it 2 miles to the beginning of this trail.



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  Area/Length : 
1.7 miles

  Elevation : 
3800' - 5120'


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