Past Meetup

Elk Meadows Backpack Class A


Safeway - Far east end of parking lot

37601 U.S. 26 · Sandy, OR

How to find us

Meet by the Wells Fargo ATM in the parking lot

Location image of event venue


We’ll hike approximately 3.5 miles with 1200 feet of elevation gain to Elk Meadows on the east side of Mount Hood. Return mileage out will be the same in reverse. This area has great views of the east side of Mount Hood. We’ll find a good spot to set up camp close to the Meadows, leaving time for a day hike up to Gnarl Ridge and Lamberson Butte, about two and one half miles and 800 feet away. Crossing over Newton Creek one the way up could be over logs, rocks, or quick ford. Total number of hikers limited to six to reduce impact. Leader goes at one to one and a half miles per hour up hill.