McNeil Peak Hike

mt hood mcneil point peak oregon timberline trail #600 postcard
A long hike along the west face ridge of Mt Hood gaining around 3100 feet in 6 miles, McNeil Peak (I hope that is what it is called) is around 3/4’s of a mile further up from McNeil Point Shelter. The views along Timberline trail #600 are astounding to say the least and this may be an ideal summer hike for the initiated. An average hiker may take as long as 180-210 mins for the long and strenuous hike all the way to the peak (times may vary). Make sure you are carrying enough water for the 120-150 mins on your way down the mountain.
mt hood mcneil point peak oregon timberline trail #600 postcard
The stretch between the shelter and the peak is steep in places and has no cover for shade. But is gorgeous nonetheless…
mcneil point shelter mt hood timberline trail #600 oregon hike watermark
Mt Hood from McNeil Peak…
mcneil point peak mt hood hike view oregon timberline trail #600 postcard

Video

2013 Update: McNeil Point from Bald Mountain and further up from McNeil Point Shelter (Pics below)
McNeil Point Bald Mountain Mt Hood Shelter Sandy River

2014 Update: Night Camping around 2.5 miles along the way to McNeil Shelter (Pic below)
McNeil Point backpacking

2014 Update: Night Camping about 0.25 mile further up the shelter (Pic below)
McNeil Point backpacking
McNeil Point backpacking
McNeil Point backpacking
McNeil Point backpacking

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