Destination: Surveyor’s Ridge Trail
Location: Hood River,Oregon
Mt Bike Trail Map: Surveyors Ridge Trail Map
Difficulty: Mild Challenge – Single track (approx 8 miles)

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Hood River the agricultural center of the Pacific Northwest known for their orchards and wineries has become a tourism and recreational destination.  While many people visit for the world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding, others visit for the kayaking, mountain biking and hiking.  The scenery is incredible and there are plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities.

Our destination was the Surveyor’s Ridge Trail located off hwy 35 about 15 minutes from hwy I-84.  We drove two vehicles with the intent of riding the trail one way.  We started at the trail head nearest Hwy 35.  The first mile of trail was bad; there was snow, fallen trees and a down bridge.

The following section of trail wound around the hillside and reminded me of an abandoned service road.  After that was found our way to RD 17 and proceeded up the gravel road a couple miles and jumped back onto the trail.  This section of trail was incredible!  The views were awe inspiring.  The trail was narrow single track that maneuvered through the trees then out onto the steep, open hillside.  Be sure to download the map and see the notes on the trail.

This is an exceptional trail if you avoid certain sections.  I’d recommend driving two vehicles and riding the trail one way (see map).

Directions:
Hwy I-84 to Exit 64 – White Salmon/Mt Hood Hwy – Turn right at Hood River Bridge/OR-35 follow signs to OR-35 (continue 10.4 miles) – Turn left on Pine Mountain Dr (National Forest Service Road 17) – Refer to trail map from there.

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1 Comment on Mt Bike Trail: Surveyor’s Ridge Trail – Hood River, Oregon

  1. Ahtz says:

    I have been wanting to do that trail for quite some time. Hopefully I can get up there sometime maybe this summer!