Bennett Pass 2

Total Miles
5.9

Elevation

1,817.55 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

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.

Photos of Bennett Pass 2

Bennett Pass 2
Bennett Pass 2
Bennett Pass 2

Difficulty

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.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Chris Hill
Nov 04, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree
David Messick
Oct 07, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Jonathan Weller
Jun 26, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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