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Caretaker Sections

The PCT on the Mount Hood Chapter is divided into caretaker sections. Mileages based on 2018 Halfmile data.

Klickitat District

Potato Hill
Caretaker: Karla Hawley
Distance: 2.0 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 115 near Midway site
N 46° 21′ 2.48″ W 121° 31′ 4.45″
MP 2,253.0 – EL 4,501′
South Boundary
Road 5603
N 46° 19′ 31.73″ W 121° 30′ 21.55″
MP 2,251.0 – EL 4,759′

Mount Adams — North
Caretaker: Brooke Stevinson
Distance: 11.7 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 5603
N 46° 19′ 31.73″ W 121° 30′ 21.55″
MP 2,251.0 – EL 4,759′
South Boundary
Riley Camp Trail 64
N 46° 12′ 55.02″ W 121° 34′ 2.40″
MP 2,239.3 – EL 5,746′

Mount Adams — South
Caretaker: Bob Arkes
Distance: 9.6 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Riley Camp Trail 64
N 46° 12′ 55.02″ W 121° 34′ 2.40″
MP 2,239.3 – EL 5,746′
South Boundary
Williams Mine Trailhead
N 46° 10′ 13.75″ W 121° 37′ 35.07″
MP 2,229.7 – EL 4,023′

Gateway to Mount Adams
Caretaker: Jane Arkes
Distance: 0.8 mile
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Williams Mine Trailhead
N 46° 10′ 13.75″ W 121° 37′ 35.07″
MP 2,229.7 – EL 4,023′
South Boundary
Road 23
N 46° 9′ 42.72″ W 121° 37′ 54.36″
MP 2,228.9 – EL 3,837′

Steamboat Lake
Caretaker: Reserved for Lamar Fontaine
Distance: 14.2 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 23
N 46° 9′ 42.72″ W 121° 37′ 54.36″
MP 2,228.9 – EL 3,837′
South Boundary
Road 24
N 46° 5′ 30.48″ W 121° 45′ 57.51″
MP 2,214.7 – EL 4,268′

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Indian Heaven District

Indian Heaven — North (Sawtooth Mountain)
Caretaker: Rick Schmidt
Distance: 7.5 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 24
N 46° 5′ 30.48″ W 121° 45′ 57.51″
MP 2,214.7 – EL 4,268′
South Boundary
Junction Lake
N 46° 0′ 17.82″ W 121° 47′ 20.58″
MP 2,207.2 – EL 4,741′

Indian Heaven — South (Blue Lake)
Caretaker: Reserved for Thomas Calvary
Distance: 9.3 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Junction Lake
N 46° 0′ 17.82″ W 121° 47′ 20.58″
MP 2,207.2 – EL 4,741′
South Boundary
Road 60 (Crest Camp)
N 45° 54′ 33.36″ W 121° 48′ 9.06″
MP 2,197.9 – EL 3,499′

Big Huckleberry
Caretaker: Bill Canavan
Distance: 10.8 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 60 (Crest Camp)
N 45° 54′ 33.36″ W 121° 48′ 9.06″
MP 2,197.9 – EL 3,499′
South Boundary
Road 68
N 45° 49′ 41.70″ W 121° 50′ 9.12″
MP 2,187.1 – EL 2,781′

Panther Creek
Caretaker: Marijke Riddering-Weaver and Scott Weaver
Distance: 10.5 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 68
N 45° 49′ 41.70″ W 121° 50′ 9.12″
MP 2,187.1 – EL 2,781′
South Boundary
Road 43 (Trout Creek)
N 45° 48′ 40.74″ W 121° 57′ 22.38″
MP 2,176.6 – EL 1,197′

Sedum Ridge
Caretaker: Tami Keller-Sheets
Distance: 11.0 miles
Agency: Mount Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

North Boundary
Road 43 (Trout Creek)
N 45° 48′ 40.74″ W 121° 57′ 22.38″
MP 2,176.6 – EL 1,197′
South Boundary
Road 2000
N 45° 45′ 43.45″ W 122° 2′ 25.46″
MP 2,165.6 – EL 1,737′

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Gorge District

Three Corner Rock — North
Caretaker: Vacant
Distance: 3.5 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
Road 2000
N 45° 45′ 43.45″ W 122° 2′ 25.46″
MP 2,165.6 – EL 1,737′
South Boundary
Three Corner Rock
N 45° 44′ 10.58″ W 122° 2′ 35.26″
MP 2,162.1 – EL 3,254′

Table Mountain
Caretaker: Chris Sanderson
Distance: 7.9 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
Three Corner Rock
N 45° 44′ 10.58″ W 122° 2′ 35.26″
MP 2,162.1 – EL 3,254′
South Boundary
Sacagawea and Papoose Rocks
N 45° 40′ 27.01″ W 121° 58′ 47.68″
MP 2,154.2 – EL 1,379′

Gillette Lake
Caretaker: Frank Jahn
Distance: 6.8 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
Sacagawea and Papoose Rocks
N 45° 40′ 27.01″ W 121° 58′ 47.68″
MP 2,154.2 – EL 1,379′
South Boundary
Bridge of the Gods (Washington Side)
N 45° 39′ 40.25″ W 121° 54′ 22.03″
MP 2,147.4 – EL 156′

Bridge of the Gods — Oregon Side
Caretaker: Roberta Cobb
Distance: 4.4 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
Bridge of the Gods (Oregon Side)
N 45° 39′ 42.45″ W 121° 53′ 51.12″
MP 2,146.9 – EL 228′
South Boundary
Herman Bridge Trail 406E
N 45° 40′ 19.51″ W 121° 50′ 18.59″
MP 2,142.5 – EL 973′

Teakettle Springs
Caretaker: Kelley Davis
Distance: 4.4 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
Herman Bridge Trail 406E
N 45° 40′ 19.51″ W 121° 50′ 18.59″
MP 2,142.5 – EL 973′
South Boundary
Benson Way Trail 405B
N 45° 38′ 50.66″ W 121° 50′ 28.93″
MP 2,138.1 – EL 3,759′

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Bull Run District

Benson Plateau
Caretaker: Hilary Renshaw
Distance: 5.7 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Benson Way Trail 405B
N 45° 38′ 50.66″ W 121° 50′ 28.93″
MP 2,138.1 – EL 3,759′
South Boundary
PCT junction with Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
N 45° 35′ 2.64″ W 121° 48′ 36.30″
MP 2,132.4 – EL 4,281′

Wahtum Lake
Caretaker: John Vhay
Distance: 3.8 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
PCT junction with Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
N 45° 35′ 2.64″ W 121° 48′ 36.30″
MP 2,132.4 – EL 4,281′
South Boundary
Hatfield Wilderness Boundary (South)
N 45° 33′ 38.21″ W 121° 48′ 29.22″
MP 2,128.6 – EL 4,120′

Waucoma Ridge
Caretaker: Leif Hovin
Distance: 6.8 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Hatfield Wilderness Boundary (South)
N 45° 33′ 38.21″ W 121° 48′ 29.22″
MP 2,128.6 – EL 4,120′
South Boundary
Buck Peak Trail 615
N 45° 29′ 42.73″ W 121° 51′ 40.97″
MP 2,121.8 – EL 4,468′

Lolo Pass — North (Buck Peak)
Caretaker: Leif Hovin
Distance: 7.6 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Buck Peak Trail 615
N 45° 29′ 42.73″ W 121° 51′ 40.97″
MP 2,121.8 – EL 4,468′
South Boundary
Road 18 (Lolo Pass)
N 45° 25′ 37.66″ W 121° 47′ 48.58″
MP 2,114.2 – EL 3,435′

Lolo Pass — South
Caretaker: Reserved for Peter Hoffman and Diane Kelso
Distance: 2.8 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Road 18 (Lolo Pass)
N 45° 25′ 37.66″ W 121° 47′ 48.58″
MP 2,114.2 – EL 3,435′
South Boundary
Top Spur Trail 785
N 45° 24′ 20.30″ W 121° 46′ 43.42″
MP 2,111.4 – EL 4,338′

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Wy’east District

Muddy Fork
Caretaker: Robert Caldwell
Distance: 4.6 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Top Spur Trail 785
N 45° 24′ 20.30″ W 121° 46′ 43.42″
MP 2,111.4 – EL 4,338′
South Boundary
Timberline Trail 600 near Ramona Falls
N 45° 22′ 47.32″ W 121° 47′ 3.01″
MP 2,106.8 – EL 3,322′

Rushing Water
Caretaker: Robert Heyman
Distance: 3.6 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Timberline Trail 600 near Ramona Falls
N 45° 22′ 47.32″ W 121° 47′ 3.01″
MP 2,106.8 – EL 3,322′
South Boundary
Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (North)
N 45° 21′ 40.56″ W 121° 45′ 6.48″
MP 2,103.2 – EL 5,443′

Timberline — North
Caretaker: Ruth Weston
Distance: 6.3 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (North)
N 45° 21′ 40.56″ W 121° 45′ 6.48″
MP 2,103.2 – EL 5,443′
South Boundary
Timberline Lodge
N 45° 19′ 58.37″ W 121° 42′ 40.47″
MP 2,096.9 – EL 6,015′

Timberline — South
Caretaker: Ron Goodwin
Distance: 5.2 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Timberline Lodge
N 45° 19′ 58.37″ W 121° 42′ 40.47″
MP 2,096.9 – EL 6,015′
South Boundary
Highway 35 (Barlow Pass)
N 45° 17′ 4.16″ W 121° 40′ 52.93″
MP 2,091.7 – EL 4,160′

Twin Lakes
Caretaker: David Roe
Distance: 5.2 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Highway 35 (Barlow Pass)
N 45° 17′ 4.16″ W 121° 40′ 52.93″
MP 2,091.7 – EL 4,160′
South Boundary
Highway 26 (Wapinitia Pass)
N 45° 13′ 44.97″ W 121° 42′ 2.25″
MP 2,086.5 – EL 3,915′

Little Crater Lake
Caretaker: Steve Plant
Distance: 7.7 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Highway 26 (Wapinitia Pass)
N 45° 13′ 44.97″ W 121° 42′ 2.25″
MP 2,086.5 – EL 3,915′
South Boundary
Little Crater Lake trail junction
N 45° 8′ 52.20″ W 121° 45′ 12.60″
MP 2,078.8 – EL 3,245′

Timothy Lake
Caretaker: Sara and Tim Lagasse, Back Country Horsemen — Territorial Riders Chapter
Distance: 5.4 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Little Crater Lake trail junction
N 45° 8′ 52.20″ W 121° 45′ 12.60″
MP 2,078.8 – EL 3,245′
South Boundary
Road 42 (Joe Graham Horse Camp)
N 45° 6′ 6.50″ W 121° 44′ 48.54″
MP 2,073.4 – EL 3,372′

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Olallie District

Warm Springs — North
Caretaker: Sara and Tim Lagasse
Distance: 8.8 miles
Agency: Mount Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District

North Boundary
Road 42 (Joe Graham Horse Camp)
N 45° 6′ 6.50″ W 121° 44′ 48.54″
MP 2,073.4 – EL 3,372′
South Boundary
Warm Springs River
N 45° 0′ 3.61″ W 121° 43′ 1.10″
MP 2,064.6 – EL 3,358′

Pinhead Buttes
Caretaker: Vacant
Distance: 7.9 miles
Agency: Mount Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District

North Boundary
Warm Springs River
N 45° 0′ 3.61″ W 121° 43′ 1.10″
MP 2,064.6 – EL 3,358′
South Boundary
Road at base of South Pinhead Butte
N 44° 55′ 31.98″ W 121° 44′ 44.70″
MP 2,056.7 – EL 4,664′

Warm Springs — South
Caretaker: Becky Wolf, Oregon Equestrian Trails
Distance: 7.5 miles
Agency: Mount Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District

North Boundary
Road at base of South Pinhead Butte
N 44° 55′ 31.98″ W 121° 44′ 44.70″
MP 2,056.7 – EL 4,664′
South Boundary
Jude Lake
N 44° 51′ 17.75″ W 121° 45′ 52.16″
MP 2,049.2 – EL 4,612′

Olallie Lake
Caretaker: Jerry Bentz
Distance: 9.8 miles
Agency: Mount Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District

North Boundary
Jude Lake
N 44° 51′ 17.75″ W 121° 45′ 52.16″
MP 2,049.2 – EL 4,612′
South Boundary
Road 4220 (Breitenbush Lake)
N 44° 45′ 55.07″ W 121° 47′ 13.65″
MP 2,039.4 – EL 5,515′

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Alternate Trails

Gorge Trail 400
Caretaker: Carole Dearholt
Distance: 3.6 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
PCT near Moody Street
N 45° 39′ 42.48″ W 121° 53′ 40.15″
South Boundary
Eagle Creek Trailhead
N 45° 38′ 12.33″ W 121° 55′ 10.55″

Lower Eagle Creek Trail 440
Caretaker: Vacant
Distance: 4.8 miles
Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

North Boundary
Eagle Creek Trailhead
N 45° 38′ 12.33″ W 121° 55′ 10.55″
South Boundary
Hatfield Wilderness boundary near Wy’east Campsite
N 45° 35′ 36.65″ W 121° 52′ 3.65″

Middle Eagle Creek Trail 440
Caretaker: Vacant
Distance: 4.7 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Hatfield Wilderness boundary near Wy’east Campsite
N 45° 35′ 36.65″ W 121° 52′ 3.65″
South Boundary
Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with
Indian Springs Trail 435
N 45° 34′ 40.32″ W 121° 50′ 27.78″

Upper Eagle Creek Trail 440
Caretaker: Vacant
Distance: 3.6 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with
Indian Springs Trail 435
N 45° 34′ 40.32″ W 121° 50′ 27.78″
South Boundary
PCT junction with Eagle Creek Trail 440
N 45° 34′ 48.66″ W 121° 47′ 51.24″

Chinidere Cutoff Trail 406M
Caretaker: John Vhay
Distance: 0.7 mile
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
PCT junction with Chinidere Cutoff Trail 406M
N 45° 35′ 2.64″ W 121° 48′ 32.34″
South Boundary
Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with Chinidere Cutoff Trail 406M
N 45° 34′ 51.30″ W 121° 48′ 2.52″

Indian Springs Trail 435
Caretaker: Vacant
Distance: 2.0 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Eagle Creek Trail 440 junction with
Indian Springs Trail 435
N 45° 34′ 40.32″ W 121° 50′ 27.78″
South Boundary
Indian Springs Campground
N 45° 33′ 24.84″ W 121° 49′ 35.70″

Upper Muddy Fork, Timberline Trail 600
Caretaker: Robert Caldwell
Distance: 5.7 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
PCT junction with Timberline Trail 600 (North) at Top Spur
N 45° 24′ 19.68″ W 121° 46′ 42.66″
South Boundary
PCT junction with Timberline Trail 600 (South) near Ramona Falls
N 45° 22′ 47.32″ W 121° 47′ 3.01″

Ramona Falls Trail 797
Caretaker: Robert Caldwell
Distance: 1.8 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
PCT junction with Ramona Falls Trail 797 (North)
N 45° 23′ 39.84″ W 121° 47′ 57.84″
South Boundary
Ramona Falls
N 45° 22′ 48.06″ W 121° 46′ 35.28″

Paradise Park Loop Trail 757
Caretaker: Chris Keil
Distance: 2.4 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
PCT junction with Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (North)
N 45° 21′ 40.56″ W 121° 45′ 6.48″
South Boundary
PCT junction with Paradise Park Loop Trail 757 (South)
N 45° 20′ 37.62″ W 121° 45′ 2.10″

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Feeder and Side Trails

Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
Caretaker: John Vhay
Distance: 0.3 mile
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

North Boundary
Chinidere Mountain Summit
N 45° 35′ 10.56″ W 121° 48′ 42.36″
South Boundary
PCT junction with Chinidere Mountain Trail 445
N 45° 35′ 2.64″ W 121° 48′ 36.30″

Buck Peak Trail 615
Caretaker: Leif Hovin
Distance: 0.5 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

West Boundary
PCT junction with Buck Peak Trail 615
N 45° 29′ 42.73″ W 121° 51′ 40.97″
East Boundary
Buck Peak Summit
N 45° 29′ 55.44″ W 121° 51′ 34.80″

Huckleberry Mountain Trail 617
Caretaker: Leif Hovin
Distance: 2.1 miles
Agency: Hood River Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

West Boundary
PCT junction with Huckleberry Mountain Trail 617
N 45° 28′ 4.13″ W 121° 49′ 45.49″
East Boundary
Lakeshore Trail #656
N 45° 28′ 55.08″ W 121° 48′ 50.64″

Top Spur Trail 785
Caretaker: Robert Caldwell
Distance: 0.5 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

West Boundary
Top Spur Trailhead
N 45° 24′ 27.86″ W 121° 47′ 9.43″
EL 3,930′
East Boundary
PCT junction with Top Trail 785
N 45° 24′ 20.30″ W 121° 46′ 43.42″
EL 4,328′

Sandy River Trail 770
Caretaker: Robert Caldwell
Distance: 1.3 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

West Boundary
Ramona Falls Trailhead
N 45° 23′ 12.36″ W 121° 49′ 54.66″
East Boundary
PCT junction with Trail 770
N 45° 23′ 28.46″ W 121° 48′ 29.10″

Paradise Park Trail 778
Caretaker: Chris Keil
Distance: 6.7 miles
Agency: Zigzag Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

West Boundary
Paradise Park Trail 778 Trailhead
N 45° 18′ 52.00″ W 121° 48′ 56.80″
East Boundary
Paradise Park Viewpoint
N 45° 21′ 10.50″ W 121° 44′ 21.80″
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