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Mount Hood, Oregon

Mountain Bike

Trip Mount Hood Mountain Bike
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$3,250 $2,850
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Ride one of the Northwest’s most well-built trail areas in the shadow of Mount Hood.
This fully guided mountain bike trip package, powered by our partners at Western Spirit, travels one of the Northwest’s most well-built trail areas - Mount Hood, Oregon. Situated on the eastern flanks of the massive volcano, these singletrack mountain bike trails wind through the Mount Hood National Forest and are known for their incredibly smooth flow. Well-constructed ridge top trails provide you with surprise views of snowy Mount Hood before enjoying sweet descents in the shadows of the lush forests. This 5 day and 4 night guided Mount Hood mountain bike trip is designed for experienced singletrack riders who enjoy climbing as much as they enjoy descending.

Our small group of riders will bike a new section of trail each day before riding back into our base camp for the week. The camp offers great hiking options and even a cold creek to jump in after our rides. Riders will be accompanied by a guide each day of this trip. 
 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Subject to change due to weather, road conditions, rider safety, and other factors
  • 0
    Please arrive in Hood River the day before we depart. Located 60 miles east of Portland, Hood River is a gateway city to Mt. Hood and is very popular during the summer months (you’ll see why when you arrive!). It is a good idea to book your rooms several months in advance if possible. We recommend the Hood River Hotel, a short walk to our meeting spot.
  • 1
    We will meet at Dirty Fingers Bike Shop in Hood River at 9am and load up into the shuttle. We have a short drive 30 miles south to Bennett Pass on the shoulders of mighty Mount Hood. Once we pack a lunch for today’s 19 mile ride we’ll begin a relatively gentle climb up old doubletrack from the pass.This fun trail twists and turns before bringing us to the high point of the trip at 6,000 feet. The spectacular viewpoint includes the distant dormant volcanoes of Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. From here we descend some fast and flowing singletrack down to our camp in the forest.
  • 2
    Today’s ride is all about descents first! This loop starts with five miles of ripping downhill along Fifteen Mile Creek through a mixed forest of fir and Ponderosa pine, open meadows and some really cool hoodoo rock formations. After crossing the creek we begin to climb, and you can relive the awesome downhill in your mind as you work your way back to camp. Because of the challenging nature of today’s ride, your guides can help tailor the ride for you, with mileage options from 10-22 miles for the day. Once we return to camp cold drinks and a delicious meal await.
  • 3
    We begin again by fueling up with a relaxing and hearty breakfast. Our 14 mile ride today brings us on a cloverleaf shaped route of more classic Mount Hood trails. We ride from camp, starting with some gentle climbing to the Five Mile Butte Lookout Tower. This takes us to an amazing descent of banked corners, small water bar jumps and some tight singletrack riding. Several small creek crossings and some short steep climbs ensure a good night’s sleep.
  • 4
    Today we’re off to the Surveyor’s Ridge Trail, which is, deservedly, one of the most well known and loved mountain bike trails in all of Oregon. It trades the sustained grades of the previous days for a roller coaster of ups and downs and more breathtaking views out across the Hood River Valley. Mid-summer fields of wildflowers brush your handlebars, so be sure to pack your camera. You will have the choice to take it easier or push yourself with 14 - 29 miles in the saddle.
  • 5
    We end our trip on a downhill note—2,300 vertical feet of downhill to be exact! The Dog River Trail, (or just “The Dog” in the local vernacular), will leave you with sore forearms and a dusty grin from ear to ear. We’ll hit a section of Surveyor’s Ridge that we missed yesterday, but once we reach The Dog, check your brakes and hold on tight. After our big 14 mile descent, we’ll enjoy one final lunch together before heading down to Hood River and the real world.
Trip Package Includes
  • 2 certified guides
  • All meals, snacks, and non-acoholic drinks
  • All group camping gear such as chairs, tables and solar showers
  • Bike tools & bike stands, replacement tubes, and chain lube
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Hood River
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Travel to and from Hood River, Oregon
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Personal camping gear (can be rented from Western Spirit $90 pp/per tour)
  • Mountain bike (bike shipping can be arranged with WS or bikes can be rented from WS for $55 per day)
  • Personal items, extra snacks or alcoholic beverages (bring your own and WS will transport it and keep it cold)
  • Guide gratuity
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Area Information

Mt. Hood, Oregon

The singletrack mountain bike trails around Mount Hood are famous for a reason, from spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes to impeccable descents, these trails are a PNW must ride. The Surveyor's Ridge trail has all the hallmarks of a PNW classic - quick climbs and descents, techy sections, and uninterrupted mountain views. The Dog River Trail, meanwhile, climbs steeply through Oregon forest and lush wildflowers and riders are rewarded with a high speed downhill experience to rival any other classic.
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Feel free to bring your own mountain bike, or you can get a rental (2019 Specialized Stumpjumper ST with a helmet) from Western Spirit. If you bring your own, please make sure it's in tip-top shape before you arrive. Biking and camping temperatures can range from the low 50’s to the high 80’s so dressing with layers is essential. The bulk of your gear and clothing will ride in the Western Spirit support vehicle (preferably in a large duffle bag) and will not be accessible during the day. Your riding pack may be a hydration pack, and needs to carry 2-3 liters of water, rain gear, other warm clothing, and food for the day. You may be away from camp and the support vehicle all day so make sure you have everything you need for a day on the trail. 
 
Gear - Bring your own, or rent
Bike Gear & Bike Clothing
Camp Clothing & Extras
FAQ
FAQ
  • What if I need to cancel?
    Please note evo defers to the operator's cancellation terms. Should you need to cancel for any reason, Western Spirit will apply the following cancellation policy: For cancellations prior to 60 days before departure, a $50 handling fee per person is retained and the remainder of your deposit is refunded. For cancellations 60-31 days before departure, 50% of your trip fees are refunded. For cancellations 30 days or less before departure, no monies are refundable.
  • What is included on this trip?
    Food and non-alcoholic drinks for the trip, guides, support vehicle, campsites, permits, and any entry fees into national parks and public lands.
  • What is not included on this trip?
    Travel to and from Hood River, Oregon and any pre-trip or post-trip lodging. Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads). Personal camping gear (can be rented from Western Spirit for $90 per trip ). Mountain bike (can be rented from Western Spirit for $55 per day). Alcoholic beverages. Guide gratuity.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    This is an intermediate-advanced mountain bike trip. You should have experience mountain biking on singletrack and feel comfortable descending and climbing on narrow trail. The trail surface is made up of loamy soil, clay, rock, and some small rock gardens. Riders should expect to be in the saddle for about 5 to 6 hours per day.
  • Can I bring my own camp and bike gear?
    Certainly! If you bring camping gear, please bring a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. We’ll provide everything else you need. Don’t worry about the camp chairs—we bring those too! Please make sure all your gear is in excellent, working condition before you head out on your trip. We recommend a full-suspension mountain bike If you’re bringing your own bike, please make sure it has been tuned up and is in excellent riding condition before the trip.
  • What bike rental do you offer?
    A 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper 29’r with dropper post, and helmet can be rented from Western Spirit for $55 a day. You MUST bring your own pedals if you ride clipless. Bikes will come with flat pedals.
  • What will the food be like? Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?
    We take our food seriously. We know that eating 3 great meals a day helps everyone enjoy the ride. For that reason we can handle almost all dietary restrictions. It is common to have vegetarians, vegans, paleo diet followers, etc… all on the same trip. We will ask you before the trip to fill out a questionnaire where you can indicate your dietary preferences and restrictions.
  • What are the accommodations like?
    We call it “glamping”, or comfortable camping. Basically, we take care of all of the details like solar showers, hand wash stations, commercial kitchen, tables, chairs, rain and sun shelters, fire wood, and everything else that you will need to be as comfortable as possible in the backcountry. It’s certainly not roughing it!
  • How should I pack my gear?
    We recommend you use a 3-bag system: Camping gear and personal items for camp (gets packed away and is inaccessible throughout the day), Small daypack (stays in vehicle and is accessible throughout most days, e.g., extra layers, prescription medications, extra snacks, etc.), hydration pack you wear (all things you readily need, right there on your back). We recommend a 2-liter hydration system (e.g., Camelbak) to carry the things needed during the day (water, snacks, lunch, rain gear, extra layer, sunscreen, camera, etc.), and to easily hydrate without stopping.
  • Do I need to bring everything on the packing list?
    We have carefully developed this list to insure your comfort on the tour regardless of the weather. If you are prepared for extreme weather, it is an adventure. If you are not prepared, it can be a serious problem. We recommend the layering system, including a wicking or long underwear layer, an insulating layer and a weather barrier for wind and rain. This list reflects that philosophy. weather can be unpredictable so be sure to bring all the warm clothing and rain gear listed!
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    This tour will begin at 9:00 AM PST at Dirty Fingers Bike Repair, 1235 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031. You will need to spend the night before in Hood River, which is 60 miles East of Portland, OR
  • What is the minimum and maximum number of guests per trip?
    We have a maximum of 13 guests on the trip. We do not have a minimum number of guests per trip.
  • Is there a minimum age required for this trip?
    You must be 18 or older to join this trip. We also allow individuals who are between 14 and 18 if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Testimonials
Warmth, humor, seriously good people skills, professionalism, competence. They execute their very serious confidence-inspiring grace.
David
Trip participant
To begin with the landscape and scenery was majestic and awesome. The guides were all instrumental in enhancing that experience with their knowledge, skills and out of the goodness of their character.
Edward
Trip participant
The guides were fun, the food was WAY better than I expected, the rides were tailored, guiding was superb, trails were a blast, our campsite was sweet. I have zero complaints.
Wendy
Trip participant

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