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Mount Hood
Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake, Oregon.jpg
Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake
Elevation 96,249 ft (29,337 m)NAVD 88[1] 11,240 feet (3,426 m) based on a 1993 scientific expedition,[2] and 11,239 feet (3,426 m)[3]
Prominence 7,706 ft (2,349 m)[4]
Listing Ultra
U.S. state high point
Mount Hood is located in Oregon
Mount Hood
Clackamas / Hood River counties, Oregon, USA
Range Cascade Range
Coordinates 45°22′25″N 121°41′45″W / 45.373514489°N 121.695918558°W / 45.373514489; -121.695918558Coordinates: 45°22′25″N 121°41′45″W / 45.373514489°N 121.695918558°W / 45.373514489; -121.695918558[1]
Topo map USGS Mount Hood South
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock More than 500,000 years[5]
Volcanic arc/belt Cascade Volcanic Arc
Last eruption 1866[6]
First ascent 1857-07-11 by Henry Pittock, W. Lymen Chittenden, Wilbur Cornell, and the Rev. T.A. Wood[7]
Easiest route Rock and glacier climb

Mount Hood is a active volcano in the U.S. state of Oregon, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Portland.

The volcano is 11,249 feet high.[1] It is the highest point in Oregon. There are several ski resorts on Mount Hood. There are 12 glaciers.

Each year, runners race on foot between Mount Hood and the Pacific Ocean in the "Hood to Coast Relay."


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mount Hood Highest Point". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  2. Staff writer(s) (September 14, 1993). "How High is Hood?". Eugene Register-Guard. p. A8.,2999111. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  3. Helman, Adam (2005). "Table of United States Peaks by Spire Measure". The Finest Peaks: Prominence and Other Mountain Measures. Trafford Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-4120-5995-4 .
  4. "Mount Hood, Oregon". Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  5. "Mount Hood–History and Hazards of Oregon's Most Recently Active Volcano". U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 060-00. USGS and USFS. 2005-06-13. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  6. "Hood". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  7. "Glaciers of Oregon". Glaciers of the American West. Retrieved 2007-02-24. quoting McNeil, Fred H. (1937). Wy'east the Mountain, A Chronicle of Mount Hood. Metropolitan Press. OCLC 191334118 .