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Portland, OR: Huckleberry Mountain via Bonanza Trail

Climb to an under-the-radar peak in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness on this 11.4-mile out-and-back an hour southeast of Portland.

Rating

Although this 4,378-foot peak is within an hour’s drive of Portland, it sees little foot traffic, which means you’ll get five-star views of Mt. Hood all to yourself. Starting just south of Mt. Hood Village, the 11.4-mile out-and-back follows the fern-lined (and sometimes faint) Bonanza Trail along Cheeney Creek’s riffling cascades, then climbs 2,800 feet in 3.5 miles to the ridgetop. Push past the wooded summit at mile 5.3 to reach a broad saddle less than half a mile later overlooking Mt. Hood.

-Mapped by Claudio Berstein

To Trailhead

From Mt. Hood Village, drive southeast on US 26 E, and turn right onto E. Welches Rd. In 2 miles, bear right onto Bridge St. Park in a widened area by the bridge or along the shoulder of Welches Rd. Note: Cross the bridge and hike south on the road .2 mile to reach the trailhead.

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