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Hellroaring Meadows Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

This page is marked as a Closed Hike. Some or all of this hike has been closed by a governing body and hikers may be liable for fines or even arrest. At least part of this route may be dangerous and hard to follow, or it may cross areas with sensitive plant life or wildlife habitat. Trailkeepers of Oregon does not endorse or recommend hiking this route. When restrictions are lifted, this notice will be removed.
At the Hellroaring Meadows Trailhead with Little Mt. Adams behind (bobcat)


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Driving Directions

NOTE: The area of this hike was severely affected by the extensive Cougar Complex Fire of 2015. As of summer 2018, the area was still closed.

Drive I-84 east to Exit 64 for Highway 35, White Salmon, and Government Camp.

After exiting, turn left onto Button Bridge Road for White Salmon and drive 1.1 miles, crossing the Hood River Toll Bridge and reaching the junction with Highway 14.

Turn left here for Stevenson and Vancouver. After 1.6 miles, make a right onto 141 Alt for Trout Lake and the Mt. Adams Recreation Area.

Wind up for 2.2 miles to the junction with Highway 141. Turn left here for BZ Corner, Trout Lake, and Glenwood.

Drive 19.2 miles to a Y junction at Trout Lake and go right on the Mt. Adams Rec. Highway for Randle and the Mt. Adams Recreation Area.

After 1.3 miles, keep right at the junction with FR 23 for the South Climb, Bird Creek Meadows, and Sno-Parks (FR 82).

In 0.6 miles, keep right again for Bird Creek Meadows and the Sno-Parks.

In 2.7 miles, the road turns to gravel. Keep right at the junction for Smith Creek Sno-Park and Bird Creek Meadows.

Go 6.4 miles, entering Tract D of the Yakama Reservation, and keep left at a junction for Tract D.

Head up on a narrow, dusty road for 4.1 miles to the pay station ($5/vehicle) for Tract D (See Mirror Lake to your left).

Keep right here for Bird Creek Meadows and Bench Lake.

After 1.1 miles, pass the Bird Creek Meadows Trailhead; continue downhill 0.9 miles and turn left into Hellroaring Meadows Trailhead.

Fees and Regulations

  • $5 five-day pass required for the Mt. Adams Recreation Area
  • $2 toll each way at the Hood River Bridge

Other information

  • A-frame outhouse at trailhead

Page Contributors

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.