Wagon Road Trail #642


This trail is on the northeast side of Mount Hood. This trail is best suited for downhill travel on skis. The trail mainly travels through an old burn area and starts near the Snowshoe Cabin at the Cloud Cap Inn (5,880’) and descends to Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512) (4,360’). The trail crosses Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512) ten different times from beginning to end.   

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At a Glance

Closest Towns: Hood River, OR; Sandy, OR
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Cloud Cap – Tilly Jane North trailhead from May 15th to October 1st.
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Hood River, OR - travel approximately 22.2 miles south on Oregon Hwy 35 to Polallie Trailhead, approximately 0.3 miles south of milepost 74, and turn right (west) onto Cooper Spur Road.  Follow Cooper Spur Road 2.4 miles to Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512) and turn left (southeast).  Follow Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512) approximately 9.8 miles to the trailhead near the Snowshoe Cabin at the Cloud Cap Inn



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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

  Elevation : 
4360' - 5880'


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