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Mt. Hood, called Wy’east by the Native Multnomah tribe, is rife with ancient myths of great battles, forlorn loves, and legendary heroes. For the pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail, it represented an end to their journey (and their struggles) and the fulfillment of the promised land.

Today, the highest peak in Oregon promises perfect trails and soul filling views for mountain bikers. Riding on and around Mt. Hood offers unparalleled beauty, exciting terrain and a variety of trails to satisfy any mountain biker. You’ll dive through deep temperate forests, along rocky, exposed ridges, and through colorful wildflower meadows on this three-day camping and mountain biking adventure.

We’ll camp at a scenic spot each night. Cog Wild guides will chef up dinner and breakfast feasts each day to fill your bellies. As always, complimentary cold, local craft beer is available after each ride.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3-days of mountain biking.
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Transportation to and from Bend/Redmond Airport (RDM) on the start and end dates of tour.
  • Transportation during the tour.
  • Two nights of camping.
  • Meals: Two breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday), lunches (Friday and Saturday) and dinners (Friday and Saturday) as well as on-trail snacks. The guides will cook breakfasts and dinners. You’ll make sandwiches each day for on-trail lunches.
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits and Humm Kombucha.
  • Cog Wild t-shirt.
  • Cog Wild patch.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Mt. Hood
DURATION
3 Days
SKILL LEVEL
4 - 8
FITNESS LEVEL
4 - 7
Tour Style
Camping
Tour Size
12 guest maximum
STARTING PRICE
$695
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Oregon has hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails—enough to keep a rider busy for weeks on end! We can show you the goods. Talk to us about adding more rides, staying extra days or finding more to do while on vacation.

2017 Dates

  • July 17 – 19
  • August 21-23

    Start Location:

Meet up in Bend or Hood River. Contact us for details.

Price

  • $695 per person

*Price Does Not Include:

  • Mountain bike rentals. You can absolutely bring your own bike, or choose to rent a bike. See our bike rentals page for more information.
  • Camping gear such as tent, sleeping bag and pad. Bring your own, or rent them from us.
  • Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond (RDM) Airport are only available on tour start and end dates. If you come early or stay later, you’ll need to arrange for transportation.
  • Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
  • Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!

Cancellation Policy:

Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:

  • Cancel 61 or more days before your trip: $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 60 to 45 days before: $250 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 44 to 14 days before: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
  • Cancel within 14 days: No refund.

Note: Guests can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance. If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended. If we are able to re-sell your spot on a tour, we will refund you the full tour amount minus $75 handling fee.

Riding Distance

64-84 miles over the three-day tour.

Elevation

1,500 – 5,000 feet.

Rider Level

Intermediate to advanced. With many trails to choose from, each day will be customized according to rider levels.

Terrain & Trails

Mt. Hood trails are well-constructed and maintained singletrack with smooth, buffed out sections, along with some roots, rocks and stream crossings. Expect climbing and descending each day.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Prepare for three days of riding, so bring adequate clothing, including gloves and layers for a variety of weather. Hydration packs are necessary for carrying food and water. Helmets are required for all rides. We are also camping, so appropriate camp attire will include long pants, camp shoes and insulating layers for cool nights and mornings.

Friday

Our first ride is a point-to-point ride on the eastern flanks of Mt. Hood, starting at the top at Gunsight Ridge. Get ready for some fun, twisty and tasty switchbacks because the descent has enough turns to fulfill any trail riding junkie. A long descent to the east fork of the Hood River finishes the ride. We will enjoy dinner by the campfire, which is usually fresh caught salmon from the Columbia River.

Mileage: 15 miles

Saturday

After an energizing breakfast we will ride straight from camp and bomb down a long, fun descent. Be prepared for some of the most technical riding on the trip. Your permanent smile from the exhilarating downhill might morph into a focused look as you climb up to the aptly named, High Prairie, at almost 6,400 feet. After our hard work we will be rewarded with another fun, flowing descent that brings us back to camp for a second evening of great food, ice cold beer and campfire stories.

Mileage: 17-25 miles

Sunday

Fill up on breakfast in camp because we have more great riding to do! Todays ride starts with a loop around 5-Mile Butte. The descent off of Five Mile Butte to Bottle Prairie will set the tone of the day: Extreme Fun. This is a fitting ride to cap off the trip with great views, long flowing trail and smiling, happy people. Mt. Hood mountain biking always delivers!

Mileage: 26 miles