This is an easy lollipop loop trail to Chatfield Hill and/or Marsh Hill in the scenic Columbia River Gorge. The trail is within the Mt Hood National Forest, but the land surrounding the trail is private.
This hike is popular in May when wildflowers bloom, has phenomenal views of nearby Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and passes through white oak woodlands.
The trail has significant patches of poison oak overhanging the trail, ticks, and rattlesnakes.
Parking is at the Memaloose Overlook on Highway 30. Follow I-84 east to exit 69 and continue 3.1 miles to the pull-out parking on the north side of Highway 30. Parking is limited and hikers often park alongside the road during peak season, so drive cautiously. There are no facilities at the trailhead. Share the road, highway 30 is popular with cyclists.
There is an additional parking lot on Marsh Cutoff Road, ~1/3 mile south of highway 30.
Relatively easy hike, so acceptable for children; however, there is poison oak, ticks and perhaps rattlesnakes.