Hood River Mountain Loop (Long)
Note: This is a 5 Star Route, meaning that it is a highly curated, premier riding route.
This route starts in town and then winds up to the Historic Columbia River Highway (Route 30), which has gobstopping views of the Columbia Gorge …. take the extra min to turn out to the viewpoints. The route includes a tunnel perfect for cyclists. And miles 1 to 6 are closed to cars!
At mile 6, in Mosier, the route turns south, and begins climbing. The climb is deep in the forest and offers up a lot of shade. When at the top, begin an immediate gravel descent that turns to paved quickly, and offers up some great break out views.
If we lived in Hood River, this would be a go to route for us.
Adventure / Gravel Route
– Loop: 29 miles / 3400 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 40% gravel, 60% paved
– eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: Hood River, OR
– Published: August 2018
Moderate. Due to distance / elevation gain ratio.
Park and Ride lot at junction of Highway 35 and Old Highway 30.
Lat / Long: 45.707213, -121.502335
Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
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