Mt.Hood: Yocum Ridge

Unlike most hikes in the Gorge which are accessible year around, some places in vicinity of Mt.Hood are off limits during the winter till early July till the snow is fully melted at higher elevations, Yocum ridge is one among them. Few adventurers snowshoe or use crampons to get there in winter,  but for us this is the time to go.

Yocum Ridge is another beautiful yet strenuous hike with up close views of Mt.Hood and probably some wildflower bloom. Since we will be passing Ramona falls on our way up and down, one  will get to see two vistas on a single hike.

Please be in good physical condition due to 4000ft of elevation gain and length of the round trip. We will take frequent short breaks and two long breaks. It will be a long day hiking 18 miles so we will leave from Gateway at sharp 7:30AM.

Rating: Difficult
Distance: 17-18 miles round trip.
Elevation gain: 4000 feet.
Hiking time: About 10 hours
Hiking pace: Brisk.
Driving distance: 110 miles round-trip; Work with your driver on splitting the gas cost.
Parking Permits: NW Forest Pass.
Bring: Ten essentials, water, lunch, non-cotton clothing, trekking poles, Rain Gear.
Dogs: No 

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Everybody, it was great to meet you. Here are some pictures from my incessant photographic efforts: https://plus.google.com/photos/102484781095794391761/albums/5916654034048492417?authkey=COShl5q0kJOUQw

    August 27, 2013

    • Nancy

      Nice...

      August 27, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Fast pace hike on a foggy day. The people are wonderful and enthusiastic. I almost got stung by a yellow jacket bee. This time i swatted out of my leg. No more bee sting repeat for a while. That is amazing the GPS from Marc's thing says that we are pacing close to 3mph. Strong group. Thank you BG for putting this together and letting me lead for a bit. I will see you on a next outdoor adventure.

    August 27, 2013

  • Marc

    We had an excellent hike to the flower-covered meadows below Yocum Ridge and the wonderful viewpoint of the Sandy River canyon, despite the intermittent rain. Thanks to Bhaskar for leading our fast group!
    The following measurements are from my GPS. Total mileage: 17.9 mi. Elapsed time: 8 hr 35 min. Total elevation change: 3766 ft. Total ascent/descent: 3928 ft. Average speed: 2.1 mph. Average moving speed: 2.8 mph.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • B.G

    Hey Folks, nice and fast hike today, and all that scenic foggy wonderland. Have a great Monday.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • daniel t.

    Awesome!

    August 25, 2013

  • KRIS

    BG, Do we need/do you recommend microspikes for this hike ?

    August 24, 2013

    • B.G

      Nope.

      August 24, 2013

  • Zachary S.

    Out here until Monday .. Would be awesome to get a good hike in tomorrow ...

    August 24, 2013

    • B.G

      What Rick said above.

      August 24, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Zachary its in the wilderness area eventually so limited to 12 hikers. Possible to show up at garage and see if you can join this or one of the many groups going out that day.

    August 24, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    But its a long steady grade up. Poles will make it an easier day up n down.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi are hiking poles a suggestion or a pretty much necessity? Also I will be happy to split gas if someone can allow me in a carpool... I am in sw Portland but can get to GW transit :)

    August 23, 2013

    • B.G

      Hiking poles are not mandatory, we will get the carpooling setup at the gateway.

      August 23, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Nancy its the parking garage not the parking lot.

    August 22, 2013

    • Nancy

      Oh, ok...thanks

      August 22, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I willwill meet up with you guys at Gateway and drive up there myself because I have to be back by a certain time to do the pre climb meeting for the Mount Adams climb. Thanks and I am looking forward to it.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Nancy

    Never been to Gateway...where do you typically park?

    August 22, 2013

    • B.G

      South East corner closer to the elevator and Fred Meyer. There will be many groups leaving from the Gateway just ask around.

      August 22, 2013

    • Nancy

      Great...thanks

      August 22, 2013

  • PJ

    Sounds fun BG, but I'm not brisk.....cycling bridge to bridge may be more the speed for this Sunday! :) Enjoy!

    August 21, 2013

  • KRIS

    Setting calendar reminder in my phone to signup by 10pm tonight... :)

    August 16, 2013

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