Hood River Mountain Loop (Short)
The shorter of the two versions of the Hood River Mountain Loop. And … yes, it still works you on the climb! The Dirty Freehub team of Gravel Girl and Captain O have ridden most, not all, of this route and really enjoyed it. The route is relegated to a Training 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: 22 miles / 2600 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 40% gravel, 60% paved
– eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: Hood River, OR
– Published: August 2018
Easier+. Some may argue Moderate- due the amount of climbing.
Park and Ride lot at junction of Highway 35 and Old Highway 30.
Lat / Long: 45.707492, -121.502227
Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
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