Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mt. Hood, Oregon from the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

[/caption] An epic view of Mt. Hood and the Cascade wilderness from the summit of 4484′ SHEEPSHEAD ROCK. A great hike and a great view of the Cascades can be found along one of the many trails rooted in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The best way to get to some of these views are to combine several trails and plan on a long hike. However, you won’t be disappointed in this awesome journey that allows some spectacular views of five mountain peaks. You will have to drive a few miles outside Estacada and wind your way through a bunch of clear cut but the drive is very easy and well marked. Along the trail there are several viewpoints and several 4,000′ plus summits that you can hike to but if you really want to stay on task and go as far as possible without wasting too much time, I would recommend hiking to the summit of Squaw Peak and then make the additional 3 mile hike to Sheepshead rock. If you have the additional energy, food, water and time, I would then recommend making the additional 3.5 mile one-way hike from sheepshead rock to the final viewpoint. However, you will end up hiking over 15 miles and you may be a little tired by the end of they day. This shot was taken from the top of sheepshead rock and I was facing southeast.

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