Bennett Pass 2

Total Miles


1817.55 ft


2 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Bennett Pass is a popular seasonal Forest Service Road off Highway 35, along Mt. Hood's Eastern flank. It is open to vehicles from late spring (dependent on snowpack) to December 1st. When the trail was mapped in mid-July, there were still snow patches present in the shaded areas, in addition to mud holes from the melt. There are low-hanging trees over the trail - taller clearance vehicles are not recommended. Uneven terrain and runoff ruts are scattered throughout. As you make your way along the ridgeline, you will catch some amazing views of Mount Hood to the West.


Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to 18" deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 2 feet, including ledges and short, steep grades.

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