Cold Springs Road

Hood River, Oregon (HoodRiver County)

Last Updated: 12/15/2021
2.3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: 03/15 - 12/15
Length: 6.32 miles
Highest Elevation: 5997 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Hood River
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hood River
Official Road Name: 4420
Management Agency: Mount Hood National Forest
District: Hood River Ranger Districts

Highlights

Highlight: Cold Springs Road
The alpine meadow section of Cold Springs Road runs through lush meadows full of wildflowers and butterflies. Small wet springs in the forest produce vibrant bursts of wildflowers under the shade of the forest canopy. The ample dispersed camping along Cold Springs Road never fills up even on the busiest of weekends. At the beginning of Cold Springs Road, peaks of Mount Hood looming large round out this trail to be a very scenic drive.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead - Lookout Mountain Road and Bennett Pass Road Intersection (0 mi)
Cold Springs Road begins at the intersection of Lookout Mountain Road, Bennett Pass Road, and Cold Springs Road. A large and beautiful alpine meadow surrounds the intersection.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hood River

This trail starts at waypoint 13 on Bennett Pass Road.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

Douglas Van Bossuyt

Mapping Crew - Oregon

Douglas grew up riding in the back of pickups in Oregon and California. He comes from a long line of overlanders and adventurers dating back to the Mayflower and the Oregon Trail. During a stint working in Colorado, Douglas fell in love with the offroad scene and immediately gravitated toward the Toyota crowd. His first 4x4 was a 1988 Toyota 4runner nicknamed Goldilocks. After a year of running many of the iconic trails throughout the front range in the fully stock Goldilocks running on bald tires, it was time for an upgrade. Goldilocks went off to a new home and the Albino Rhino came home. The Albino Rhino is a built 1986 Toyota 4runner ready for any adventure anywhere at any time. During the week, Douglas works on systems engineering and architecture problems in California. Douglas also enjoys backpacking -- especially in the central Sierras in California -- scuba diving along the Oregon and California coasts, and riding his motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most weeknights you can find Douglas under his truck in the driveway performing maintenance or fixing the latest trail damage.
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