- Trail Description:
- Single Track Trail, good condition with some steep sections
- Best During:
- June to October
- Trip Distance:
- 11.7 Miles (one way)
- Ride Time:
- 3 to 4 hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 2,000+ feet
- Overall Rating:
Out-And-Back Mileage Log
- From your parking spot on FS Road #630, ride back out to FS 17 and turn right heading uphill on road.
- FS 17 intersects FS 44. Head straight, now on FS 44.
Reach the intersection of FS 620 & 44. The Surveyor's Ridge Trail crosses at this intersection. To the left the trail continues down to the Dog River Trail and eventually out to Highway 35. For this ride go right, and follow the trail for the next 11.7 miles until you reach FS road 630.
*If you are doing this as an out-and-back, then this is will be your turn around point.
*If you are doing this as a point-to-point, then this is where you will park your second car and begin your ride.
- Reach the intersection of FS 620 & 44. The Surveyor's Ridge Trail crosses at this intersection. To the left the trail continues down to the Dog River Trail and eventually out to Highway 35. For this ride go right, and follow the trail for the next 11.7 miles until you reach FS road 630.
- Reach Cook's Meadow. You will soon reach a wide path that follows the Dog River aqueduct. Follow this path until you reach trail again (just before the path heads uphill to FS 17). This portion is well marked, just follow the signs and you'll have no problem. The rest of the trail is well marked. At every intersection just stay on trail #688.
- Oak Ridge Trail (#688A) goes left. Continue straight on Surveyor's Ridge Trail.
- Trail reaches Road 630 and your car.
Central Oregon Recreation Association
(503) 382-8334 or (800) 800-8334
Bend Cascade Hostel
(503) 389-3813 or (800) 299-3813
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Surveyor's Ridge Ride Summary
The Surveyor's Ridge trail (#688) is a 11.7 (one-way) trail that can be done as an out-and-back, loop (22.7 miles) or point-to-point using the two car shuttle system. The trail is well maintained but physically demanding as it rolls up and down along the ridge top. During the ride you will be treated to many view points overlooking the Hood River Valley towards Mt. Hood.
If you are energetic enough, you can loop this trail up with the Dog River trail for an incredible 18 miles of single track (plus about 7 more on Hwy 35).
Directions To Trailhead
Depending on how you want to accomplish this ride, there are a couple of different places to park. If you want to do an out-and-back, or loop, then follow these directions. From Hood River take Hwy 35 south for 14 miles to Pinemont Drive (FS 17). Turn left on Pinemont and continue for 1.5 miles. Turn right on road 630 and follow it until you reach the trailhead. Park here. If using the two car shuttle system then get in the second car and follow the directions below.
If you wish to do this ride as a point-to-point using the two car shuttle system, then leave one car at the above parking spot. Load up in the other car and drive back out to Hwy 35. Turn left and continue south for another 12 miles. Turn left on FS Road 44 and follow it for about 3.5 miles where you will reach road 620. The trail crosses road 620 at this junction. Park & ride.
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