Surveyor's Ridge Trail #688
33 miles round trip
With 16.4 miles one way, you can log lots of miles here. It starts at 2,200 feet and climbs to 4,280 feet. The terrain is mostly rolling on both single and double track. There's plenty of smooth dirt, but there are a few rocky sections, too. It's also a popular mountain bike ride, but I've noticed that the cyclists tend to start later in the day than the runners. The trail offers views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Ranier.
Getting there: To start on the north side, from Hood River head south on HWY 35 for 10 miles until you reach Pinemont Drive. Turn left and follow it until you see big power lines (you can't miss them). Drive past the power lines and look for Forest Road 630 on your right. Take Road 630 to the trailhead, which is marked.
To start on the South side, from Hood River go 31 miles south on Hwy. 35 to Forest Road 44. Turn left on road 44 and go 3.5 miles to the Surveyor’s Ridge trailhead on the left.