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Cooper Spur

Moderate
(to shelter)
3-mile loop
1000 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July to mid-October

Difficult (to Tie-In Rock)
8.2-mile loop
2800 feet elevation gain

Left: Cooper Spur and Eliot Glacier

The highest hiking trail on Mt. Hood switchbacks up Cooper Spur’s cindery shoulder to Tie-In Rock, where mountain climbers traditionally rope up.  From this vertiginous perch, peaks from Mt. Rainier to the Three Sisters dot the horizon. The massive Eliot Glacier writhes below, a splintered river of ice.  And if the thought of a 2800-foot ascent leaves you winded, Cooper Spur has a much easier hiking option: a 3-mile loop to a historic stone shelter at timberline.

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