Lolo Pass

Mount Hood from Lolo Pass

The Oregon version of Lolo Pass offers some gorgeous views of Mount Hood. We are looking at the west face of the mountain from about six miles from the peak, almost close enough to reach out and touch. 
To find the Lolo Pass road take Highway 26 east from Portland. About a mile past the Hoodland traffic light, just opposite of the Zig Zag Ranger station look for the turn off to the Lolo Pass Road. Once the road enters the Mount Hood National Forest it becomes a narrow paved road that could use some improvement. After reaching the summit turn sharply to the right… The Pacific Crest trail is accessible at this point… off road parking is available… GPS coordinates are: 45.427141 -121.796264 elevation 3,440 feet… The gravel road continues for several miles before reaching one lane pavement again.

Ruffed Grouse Lolo Pass
Shortly after reaching gravel we saw several ruffed grouse picking gravel roadside. No chicks in tow but a great display of ruffed feathers by the one pictured.


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