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Discover the stunning slopes of Mount Hood and many other mountain climbing adventures in Portland!

Boasting stunning views and climbing for participants of every level, Portland is an excellent mountain climbing destination. Take a weekend or a week off and head out for a mountaineering adventure in the backcountry of the Cascade Range. You won’t regret it. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Portland Mountain Climbing trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Portland Mountain Climbing selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Portland

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Portland?

Situated in northwest Oregon, just south of the Columbia River Gorge and Washington state border, Portland is the perfect spot for a mountain climbing adventure.

Mount Hood is the city’s most popular mountain climbing destination. The potentially active volcano boasts various routes up to the summit, each of which is as scenic as the previous one and takes two days to complete.

Climbers looking for an intermediate-level challenge generally take the Leuthold Couloir or Coe Glacier route. Climbers looking for a slightly tougher challenge should try out the Newton Clark Glacier Route or the Sunshine Route. For beginners, the southside provides the easiest access to the summit.

Outside of Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson is another popular mountain climbing destination. The peak is among the most prominent in its section of the Cascade Range, about two hours south of Portland, and provides excellent views of the surroundings.

Why should I choose Portland for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

The Cascade Range outside of Portland is a truly picturesque backdrop for any mountain climbing adventure. Towering snow-capped peaks contrast against blue skies and deep green forests. Many of the mountains in the range are also volcanoes, providing unique landscapes to explore as you climb as well.

Something for everyone

Regardless of whether you are a novice or a veteran mountain climber, Portland has the perfect challenge waiting to be tried. Mount Hood alone provides routes for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers. Various other peaks in the Cascade Range also offer challenges of all levels.

Mount Hood

Rising to 3,249 meters in elevation, Mount Hood is the premier climbing destination in Portland and highest peak in the state of Oregon. Just 2.5 hours west of the city, this potentially active volcano provides plenty of stunning scenery and challenging routes for climbers of every level.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Portland?

During the summer and autumn, Oregon experiences average daily temperatures of 20 ºC to 28 ºC. Summer and autumn are also the driest times of the year.

How can I get to Portland?

The best way to get to Portland is by flying into Portland International Airport (PDX). From here, it is easiest to rent a car to get to your final destination.

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What currency is accepted around Portland?

US dollar

When is the best time to travel to Portland for Mountain Climbing?

June to September

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