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Surveyor's Ridge Trail

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  4.4 from 5 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #2 in the Hwy 35 Trail System area
#56 in OR, #1,645 Overall
Views: 2,436. Last 30 days: 275
Apr 13 Yellow - Dry with a few spots of mud/snow. Last 2 mile snow covered.
Trail in the area near Hood River,
“One of the top trails in the state of Oregon, Surveyor's Ridge is a Pacific Northwest must-ride.”
Anthony Harasimowicz on Aug 8, 2013
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12.119.6 milesKilometers 844’257 m Ascent 4,312’1,314 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -1,708’-521 m Descent 3,388’1,033 m Low 26% Max Grade (14°)
Target late summer for this ride to ensure snow melt is gone and the trail has been cleared.
A true ridge trail with aggressive short climbs and descents throughout, technical rocky sections, open alpine meadows, and above all - unparalleled views of Mt. Hood. From the southern access point off of FR-44, the trail heads east into the forest down to, and over, Dog River. Rugged doubletrack then takes you up and around the Dog River Aqueduct. When the doubletrack narrows to true singletrack turn left on Trail #688.

Now on to the main course, the balance of the route is rocky, technical, and littered with short climbs and descents. There are a few random dirt road crossings, but the main trail continues north running parallel along FR-17. Several viewpoints along the way have uninterrupted views of Mt. Hood to the southwest. Nearing the end of the trail, bypass Oak Ridge Trail 688a, which would bring you all the way down to Hwy 35 (and would be a brutal climb back up). From here, the trail heads just a mile further to a small parking area. From here you can retrace the singletrack route or complete a loop by returning south on FR-17.
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4.7 (6)
A rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood.
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4.4 (16)
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PHOTOS of Surveyor's Ridge Trail
 5.0 from 3 votes
Sweet view! (Odell, OR)
 4.3 from 3 votes
Best partner you could ask for.. (Odell, OR)
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A pause along the Surveyors Ridge Trail to soak in the view of Mt. Hood. (Hood River, OR)
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