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Mt Hood Crater Rock

Crater Rock Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing.

A fun descent from Crater Rock on Mt. Hood with the technical part of actually going to the summit. This can be done after a chairlift rides up the Palmer Lift in the spring or starting from Timberline Lodge and ascending the climbers' trail.


You'll need a Snow-Park Pass to park here in the winter.

Make sure to check that snow and avalanche conditions are safe to make this trip.

Getting There

Follow Highway 26 from Portland to Timberline Lodge and park wherever you can.  

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