Devil's Peak via Green Canyon Way #793A and Hunchback Trail #793

2 reviews #258 hike out of 406 in
5.4 mi
Distance
2 hrs 14 min
Time
terrain
3,353 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate one way trail to Devil's Peak in Mount Hood National Forest.

Getting Started

Park at salmon river west trailhead and walk down to green canyon campground trail will be on the right, right across from campground, if campground is open park in day use area and walk across east salmon river road to green canyon trailhead.

Taking Children

Wouldn't recommend for children. Steep drop offs and many obstacles on trail.



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    4 months ago
    Steep! Your quads may be sore. Took green canyon to hunchback then over to devils peak, just a bit under 11 miles. In late June there was a small amount of running water you cross on hunchback trail. I took 2 liters and was fine. A little grown over on portions of hunchback but green canyon was mostly clear. 1-2 blow downs but nothing crazy. I’d recommend everyone do this trail once, it’s punishing though so I may not repeat it unless I’m in the mood for a training hike.
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Did this hike 5/13/19 Cell reception is sporadic for Verizon here, nothing in lower areas. Parked at West Salmon River Trailhead (lots of break-ins must happen here, lots of broken glass in the parking areas) at 3:42am, two other cars in the lot. Road is paved until the last bridge on east salmon river road. 2 porta potties that smelled clean in the am, no TP though. Took Green Canyon Way trail to Hunchback trail to get to Devils Peak Fire Lookout. 14.14 miles and 3588 elevation gain moving time 8.5hrs total time 11hrs. From west salmon walk down to green canyon campground, straight across from the campground is Green Canyon Way trailhead. Green Canyon camground is closed at this time, but there is day use parking available here when open, need a NW forrest pass or america the beautiful pass to park in this area of Mt. Hood. Green Canyon Way trail is a very steep tiny trail, you climb quickly in a short (3.5 miles to hunchback) amount of miles. There are a couple of really sketchy areas on Green Canyon, but most of the logs have been cut that were on the trail. Trail is in decent condition with good trail signs. Hunchback trail section I did was nice, mostly flat with some steep sections, couple areas where you could loose the trail due to blow-down debris. There is a water trail marker on hunchback and a neat little camp site. 3 miles from hunchback to devils peak. Snow starts when you here running water and there are a couple of big snowy areas, but mostly sporadic snow covering the trail. Follow the boot path or make sure you have some sort of navigation as you can loose your way. Cool creek trail is still snow covered near the top, not sure about the lower area, but as far as I could see there was at least a foot of snow. Devils Peak Fire Lookout was really cool! Well worth the hike to get there. I did not check out the top or inside as people were staying there when I went. No stunning views at the lookout, but some space to have a seat and take a break. Returned hike on the same trails as I did not know what to expect on the other trails. This is most definitely a difficult hike, be prepared.
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Solohiker35 1 year, 5 months ago
Green canyon trail to hunchback to devil peak lookout5/13/19 3:38:31 AM
Out and back. Difficult trail. 5/13/19 Green canyon way trail, to humpback trail, to devils peak lookout, MT Hood, OR. Solo 14.14 miles and 3588 elevation gain
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