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Yocum Ridge Trail - No. 771

Contact Info
Mt. Hood National Forest
70220 E. Hwy. 26
Zigzag, OR 97049

Phone:
503-622-3191
Basics
Length:
4.7 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3.5 - 4.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4700 feet
Elevation Range:
4700 feet to 6250 feet
Elevation Change:
1550 feet
Season:
July to October

Description

Yocum Ridge trail climbs to one of the most pristine, fragile and accessible alpine meadows in the Mt. Hood Wilderness. Close-up views of both Reid and Sandy Glaciers await the hiker at the end of the trail. Yocum Ridge Trail is a climbs continuously for its full length. The trail begins at the junction with the Timberline trail No. 600 approximately 0.6 mile north of Ramona Falls. Hiking from the Ramona Falls Trailhead, it is just over 4 miles to the Yocum Ridge Trail.

Regulations & Leave No Trace Information: ?? Wilderness Permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15, but are free and self-issuing at a permit box station along the trail. ?? Group size is limited to 12. On trails that allow stock, stock are counted in the group size. For example, 3 people each riding their own horse plus a spare horse in the group for packing would make a group of 7. ?? Camping in meadows is prohibited.

Leave No Trace: ?? Plan Ahead and Prepare – Have your 10 essentials? ?? Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces- This is the key LNT concept to be aware of at this site. Avoid areas where impacts are just beginning. Use existing campsites. ?? Dispose of Waste Properly – Pack out even the smallest food scrapes (yes apple cores) ?? Leave What You Find – Please do not pick wildflowers, even if abundant. ?? Minimize Campfire Impacts – High alpine locations have little wood. Select a lower elevation location with more abundant down wood. ?? Respect Wildlife – Don’t give wildlife a chance to be habituated to human food. ?? Be Considerate of Other Visitors – Keep your dog close to you.

Details

Length:
4.7 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3.5 - 4.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4700
Elevation Range:
4700 feet to 6250
Elevation Change:
1550
Season:
July to October

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