Bennett Pass Road

4.7/5 (42 reviews)
Winding along narrow shelf roads, through alpine forests, and past some of the prettiest views in northern Oregon, Bennett Pass Road is a jewel of the Mount Hood National Forest. The amazing views of Mount Hood will be treasured memories for years to come. In the mid-to-late summer, wildflowers bl... Read More
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Highlights of Bennett Pass Road

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Forest Category Icon Forest
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Overland Category Icon Overland
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Highest Elevation
5969 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
04/01 - 12/01
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
3550
Nearest Town
Government Camp
Nearest Services
Government Camp
Management Agency
Mount Hood National Forest
District
Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts

Overview

Winding along narrow shelf roads, through alpine forests, and past some of the prettiest views in northern Oregon, Bennett Pass Road is a jewel of the Mount Hood National Forest. The amazing views of Mount Hood will be treasured memories for years to come. In the mid-to-late summer, wildflowers bloom along the many hidden hanging meadows and high prairies. Droves of butterflies can swarm around your vehicle on sunny summer afternoons making you think you're in a fairy tale. On very clear days, you can see from Mount Hood and Mount Adams to the north and all the way down south to the Three Sisters and maybe even Diamond Peak. Views to the east span hundreds of miles of high desert and the Oregon Outback.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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13 Waypoints
41 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
42 Community Reviews
1 Video
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