Hood River Mountain Loop (Long)

Bandit Route

Get your climbing legs on, this route will work you! Fun, paved descent. Gravel Girl and Captain O of the Dirty Freehub Team have ridden this route and really enjoyed it. The route is listed as a Bandit Route in that it uses elements of other 5 Star Routes and that the gravel climb doesn’t give much back in the way of views. However, 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

Difficulty

Moderate. Due to distance / elevation gain ratio.

The Start

Park and Ride lot at junction of Highway 35 and Old Highway 30.
Lat / Long:  45.707213, -121.502335


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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Ridden and Reviewed by …

Gravel Girl / Team Dirty Freehub

She loves a good day of gravel like most people like a good book. She’s always amused by the outdoors and the wild adventures. Gravel Girl is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

Captain O / Team Dirty Freehub

He should have “Never Stop Exploring” tattooed on his chest! He loves adventures on bikes and is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

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