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Mount Hood, Oregon


Prominence: 7706 ft, 2349 m

Elevation: 11,239 feet, 3426 meters


True Isolation: 57.32 mi, 92.24 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,243 ft / 3427 m
Local or Alternate Name(s)Indigenous Name: Wy'east
SubpeaksIllumination Rock (9543 ft/2909 m)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)45° 22' 25'' N, 121° 41' 45'' W
45.373496, -121.695966 (Dec Deg)
602108 E 5025269 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceOregon (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionClackamas (Highest Point)
Hood River (Highest Point)
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Other Web Sites
     Mount Hood at SummitPost.org
     Mount Hood at ListsOfJohn.com
     Weather for Mount Hood at Mountain-Forecast.com
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Clackamas, OR by Ken Jones
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Clackamas, OR by Richard Garland
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Clackamas, OR by Ben Knorr
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Clackamas, OR by Shannon Dillmore

Weather and Snow
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     NOAA Snow Depth Map

Lists that contain Mount Hood:
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #11)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #13)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #13)
     Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #4)
     Triple Crown CoHPs (Rank #5)
     Chemeketan Eighteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #4)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #25)
     Fred Beckey's Great Peaks of the Continent (Rank #23)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #4)
     Ultras of the Contiguous United States (Rank #11)
     Most Prominent Peaks of the U.S. States (Rank #7)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #11)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #12)
     EPIC List - States of the USA (Rank #16)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs (Rank #32)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #31)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #11)
     Cascade Range 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #6)
     USA Peaks with 6000 feet of Prominence (Rank #27)
     Apex (Toughest) CoHPs (Rank #10)
     Mazamas Cascades Award (Rank #1)
     Oregon County High Points (Rank #1)
     Oregon County Prominence Peaks (Rank #1)
     Oregon 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #1)
     Oregon Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #1)
     Oregon Wilderness High Points (Rank #1)
     Oregon Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #1)
     Oregon Top 100 Peaks (Rank #1)
     Dreams (Rank #41)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes (Smoot)
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Oregon High: A Climbing Guide to Nine Cascade Volcanoes (Thomas)
       Backcountry Ski! Oregon (Van Tilburg)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 1561
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 1568)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1982-09-06 by William Inman
     1989-06-21 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1994-07-08 by Glenn Slayden
     1996-06-16 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2011-06-09 by William Musser
     2012-06-08 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2012-07-07 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2012-08-17 by Ed Wandall
     2013-05-25 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2013-06-15 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2013-07-02 by Matt Varney (GPS Track)
     2014-04-11 by Alex Lockard (GPS Track)
     2014-04-12 by Michael Wanberg (Unsuccessful)
     2014-05-19 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2014-06-08 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2014-06-19 by Tye Scott
     2014-07-02 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2015-03-21 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2015-05-24 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2015-05-25 by Matt Varney (GPS Track)
     2015-06-21 by Julien Yamba (GPS Track)
     2015-06-27 by Aharon Elston (GPS Track)
     2015-07-20 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2015-09-07 by Alex Lockard (GPS Track)
     2016-02-08 by Alex Lockard (GPS Track)
     2016-04-16 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2016-06-26 by Derek Tse (GPS Track)
     2016-07-16 by Chase DuPont (GPS Track)
     2017-01-28 by Michael Barber (GPS Track)
     2017-05-08 by min ouyang (GPS Track)
     2017-05-21 by Dave Dunham (GPS Track)
     2017-05-28 by Joe Merlone
     2017-06-25 by Prabhu Adie (GPS Track)
     2017-06-30 by Ted Glick (GPS Track)
     2017-07-08 by Mehmet Yavuz (GPS Track)
     2018-02-10 by Harvest Mondello
     2018-06-12 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2019-02-07 by Harvest Mondello
     2020-06-19 by Brad Hefta-Gaub
     2020-07-06 by David Darby (GPS Track)

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Description:

Mt. Hood is the highest mountain in Oregon. However, excluding subsidiary peaks, it is only the fourth highest in the Cascade Range, far lower than 14,000 foot giants Mt. Rainier and Mt. Shasta and over a thousand lower than Mt. Adams. However, owing to its relatively northern and western position in the range, the peak is heavily glaciated and receives staggering amounts of snowfall every winter. Also, Mt. Hood has a more pointy and distinctive profile, in contrast to the many other Cascade volcanoes.

Climbing Notes:

Mt. Hood is an easy climb compared to Mt. Rainier, but still a difficult excercise in snow and ice climbing that has killed an alarming number of alpinists. Steep slopes, unpredictable weather, and easy access to a metropolitan area make the peak dangerous despite being perhaps the most climbed glaciated peak in the world.

The south side is the standard climbing route, made easier by a ski lift running from Timberline Lodge up to about 8,500'. The lift runs virtually year-round, but starts too late in the day for climbers wishing for optimal glacier conditions. Sno-cats can be hired for pre-dawn trips up to the top of the lift, or the liftline can be hiked, adding a couple hours to the ascent.

From the top of the lifts, the route easily ascends broad, sloping snowfields to a ridge of snow called the Hogsback. The top part of this ridge is split by a bergschrund, usually the only crevasse on the trip. Once this obstacle is turned, a short but steep stretch of ice or snow (the "Pearly Gates") leads directly to the summit.


The conical form of Mount Hood towers above the Timberline Lodge area (1989-06-21).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 7706 ft/2349 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 7706 ft/2349 m
  Line Parent: Sonora Peak
  Key Col: Abbot Pass    3533 ft/1077 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 57.32 mi/92.24 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.190727, -121.489269
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pikers Peak  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: Oregon Cascades (Highest Point)
Range5: Mount Hood Area (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesPacific Crest
Oregon Cascade Crest (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean

Deschutes [OR] (HP)
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Hood National Forest (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Hood South O45121c6 1:24,000
Ski AreaTimberline Lodge
First AscentJuly 11, 1857
    Buckley,
    Chittenden, George
    Deardorff,
    Pittock, Henry (United States)
    Powell,
Route #1 Glacier Climb: South Side
Trailhead: Top of Palmer Ski Lift (Ski Lift) 8500 ft/2591 m
Vertical Gain: 2739 ft/835 m
Route #2 Glacier Climb: Cooper Spur
Trailhead: Cloudcap Inn Road 5640 ft/1719 m
Vertical Gain: 5599 ft/1707 m
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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After successful summit, preparing to descend through the gate as the morning sun reflects the peak of the volcano above onto the clouds below (2011-06-09). Photo by William Musser.
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HP #7 (2011-06-12). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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This is the ascent route (2015-02-15). Photo by Petro Ksondzyk.
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View from the hogsback (2015-01-25). Photo by Petro Ksondzyk.
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A climber makes her way across the summit ridge after climbing up the Old Chute (2016-07-16). Photo by Nick Boswell.
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Me at the summit of Mt. Hood (2017-06-04). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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Me reaching the top of Leuthod Couloir (2017-06-04). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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Mt. Hood, Oregon, was my 1st state highpoint and gave me the idea to climb all the other state highpoints (1982-09-06). Photo by William Inman.
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Illumination Rock (2017-05-07). Photo by Da Chen.
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Pretty crowded, an accident happened on this slop on that day :( (2017-05-07). Photo by Da Chen.
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