Trip Report    

Day Hike - Harry's Ridge

Clear skies made for spectacular views of the volcano, Spirit Lake, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • In various places, snow, mud, and ice existed on the trail.  The muddy areas were actually more troublesome than the snow/ice.  Half of our group had microspikes but they were not needed - we stepped carefully, and trekking poles came in handy.  

This hike took place on a very windy day - steady winds of 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph out of the southeast.  We weren't sure how long we might make it on this hike, but because various areas of the trail had natural wind blocks, we survived and made it all the way up to Harry's Ridge.  Unlike many hikes where you go up to a summit or viewpoint, and then down to the trailhead, this trail has a lot of up and down until you get to the climb up to to the ridge.  When you turn around and head back, there are a couple of climbs to conquer on the way back to the trailhead.