Length: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 1500' gain
Season: Late Spring thru Late Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
This is a short but challenging hike. The hike begins to climb almost
immediately and climbs along the side of a steep hillside within a dense forest. About
half way to the viewpoint you get your first glimpse of Mt Hood, mostly visible through
the trees. Then as you round the corner to the viewpoint itself, you begin to enjoy what
made the steep climb worth it. The views of Mt Hood and the valley below are outstanding.
This same trail continues on to Gumjuwac Saddle and then on to Lookout Mountain.
About the name of this hike and saddle.... Gumjuwac. According to the sign at the top
of the saddle, the place is named after a sheppard named Jack, who wore gum shoes. They
supposedly called him gum shoe Jack.... thus Gumjuwac....whatever???