Lolo Pass Road

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4.5/5 (10 reviews)
Mount Hood, Oregon (Hood River County)
Last Updated: 05/30/2022
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Lolo Pass is an iconic mountain pass in Oregon that hugs the northwestern shoulder of Mount Hood. Throughout the Lolo Pass trail, breathtaking views of Mount Hood loom large around every corner. During the snowy season and before the trail closes, Lolo Pass offers some of the best up-close scenic views of Mount Hood without the need to drive up US Highway 26 to Government Camp or Timberline Lodge. The views change drastically during the four seasons giving some of the most iconic views of Mount Hood while requiring low effort to reach the viewpoints.

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4.5/5 (10)
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/11/2023

The south trail entrance at the pass summit (near the PCT trailhead) was closed with a locked gate.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 05/30/2022

As of ~8pm 05/30/2022, the gate is closed/locked at Waypoint 8. Unknown if there is also a gate on the south end of the trail. Unknown if the property owner (Chimacum Ridge LLC) will open the gate in the coming weeks as the last few snow fields melt off. The alternate route (Lolo Pass Road NF-1800) is also NOT yet passable due to snow at the higher elevation. Do not attempt to drive thru this "snow" unless you are in a tracked vehicle. Multiple recoveries were required this weekend.
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Partially Open
Visited: 09/25/2021

I came from the north after driving Mt Defiance and found that the gate to Lolo pass was closed. The south side is open for 1 mile, but there are signs before the washout saying the trail is closed to vehicles.
Trail Review: Lolo Pass Road - Paul Kaufmann
Trail Review: Lolo Pass Road - Paul Kaufmann
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/25/2020

I cruised this trail this afternoon. It is clear of snow, and in good shape. The washout is still there, and getting a little deeper. Still doable in a stock truck or SUV, but definitely not for a passenger car/sedan.

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