Hike 13
The Mt. Hood National Forest
Castle Canyon Hike
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THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Map of the Castle Canyon Hike

Length: 1.8 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 800' gain
Season: Early Spring thru Late Fall
Difficulty:   Challenging
Permit:   NW Forest Pass Required

Features:

This is a short but challenging hike. The hike begins to climb almost immediately and climbs along a steep rocky ridge line within a dense forest. Only at the end of the hike do you get great views of the valley and surrounding area.

How to get there:

As you approach Rhododendron on Highway 26 you will cross the bridge over the Zig Zag River. Immediately before entering the town, take a hard left turn onto E. Arlie Mitchell Road. This road points you back westward for about 200 yards, then bears right. After a quarter mile, you will come to a junction with Henry Creek Road and Road 19. Turn left onto the gravel road... Road 19. Follow it for about a half mile. The trailhead is marked and on the right side of the road. Do not park in anyone's driveway.

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