Bennett Pass

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

1,633.05 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Bennett Pass is a popular seasonal Forest Service road off of Highway 35 on Mt Hood's Eastern flank. It is open to vehicles from late spring (dependent on snowpack) to December 1st. In the winter, it is used by hikers and snowmobilers and is closed to vehicles after 12.01. It meanders through the forest above to the East and is the main route to access Badger Lake. It is generally an easy forested route but can be muddy in sections. There is one section (named the Terrible Traverse) of narrow, off-camber shelf road with exposure over a steep scree field. This section is shaded by rock and often retains a thick snowbank into the early summer.

Photos of Bennett Pass

Bennett Pass
Bennett Pass
Bennett Pass

Difficulty

I rated this a 6 because of the short section with exposure.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Tomas Garcia
Nov 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Aj Ajir
Oct 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
David Messick
Oct 07, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
John Bryant
Oct 06, 2023
2010 Nissan Xterra
Open
Normal

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