Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

Thanks to Dave Clark, Bend OR for contributing the photographs for this page - note that these photos are on the northern side of the mountain while the Top 100 Climb is on the .south side - we'll post the northern alternative soon. 

Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Mt. Hood RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Note: Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.


Start(click and drag map; double click to move forward)

Each elevation segment is ~ 1/6 mile.

Cycling and Climbing Oregon

Mt. Hood

Statistics and Details

  • Distance:                                 15.1 miles                  

  • Beginning elevation:            1,625'

  • Ending elevation:                 5,836'

  • Elevation gained:                 4,196'

  • Average Grade:                   5.7%

  • Fiets Index:                           7.56
  • Location:  Climb begins on Hwy 26 at Rd 10/Rolling Riggle Ln, Rhododendron, OR , 44 miles southwest of Portland International Airport (PDX)    at  45.32988, -121.91116 latitude/longitude.

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