Silcox Hut Loop via Pacific Crest Trail

based on 237 tracks & routes #1 hike out of 142 in
5.5 mi
2 hrs 38 min
1,621 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult loop trail in Mount Hood National Forest.

This trail goes by Silcox Hut.

Sights to See

Public Tracks

jchapell 3 years, 6 months ago
Mt Hood Summit

Summited with Timberline Mountain Guide Aaron Hartz. Started at Timberline Lodge with the mountain appearing to be socked in above Wilcox Hut. Climbed to the top of the ski lift in heavy freezing mist. Clouds started to slowly clear above the ski lift. Wind picked up as we stopped for a rest on a ridge with 30mph winds and 20 degree temps. Hard time getting back going, with cold muscles, but resumed a rhythm. In Devil's Kitchen, the sun started to rise and wind died down. We climbed above the clouds. Fumeroles were active with sulfur smell. We short roped up and Aaron led us to the Old Chute. He belayed me to the top with a short ridge run to the summit. 7 hours up, topping out at around 7:45 am (PCT). We descended same route in 3.5 hours. 10.5 hour roundtrip.

mbrill05 1 year, 6 months ago
3 volcanos in 3 days: #3 Mt Hood

Ascent via Pearly Gates (hikers left route). Descent via Old Chute. Conditions were good. A little icy on the entrance to Old Chute, but otherwise find and good coverage.

mikekoch 1 year, 7 months ago
Track (5/9/17, 3:23:53AM)

Very steep up through the Pearly Gates. Skiers dropping in and climbing up on the north side (cooper spur).

rob.waller 1 year, 3 months ago
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Julia Syi 1 year, 6 months ago
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