Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Loop via 664
4 reviews Mount Hood National Forest #15 hike out of 38 in
3 hrs 27 min
This is a moderate loop trail in Mount Hood National Forest.
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starsWaz 4 months, 2 weeks ago
This is one of those trails offering incredible views for a moderate effort. Because of the new trailhead located near Ski Bowl. This hike can now be more easily done as a loop. A counterclockwise direction seems to be more interesting because hikers achieve Mirror Lake and its glorious views within the first two miles of the hike. From Mirror Lake the trail continues about 1.5 miles to a "summit" that affords amazing views to the north - Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams and to the south - Mt. Jefferson. Continuing eastward another half mile along the summit ridge, hikers ascend the final few steps to the true summit of Tom Dick Harry. At this point, hikers can retrace their steps or continue the loop down into the Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and then back to the trailhead and parking lot.★ ★ ★ ★
The hike is excellent with good view but the final segment at Skibowl might be improved. The route as shown seems to go down the Skibowl ski slopes which were steep and dusty and shared with mountain bikers. I suggest using the longer but less steep and better trails to the east side of Skibowl to make the descent from the top to the warming hut.★ ★ ★ ★