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French's Dome Trail #776C

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Trail

0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
64% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 46' 14 m
Descent: -95' -29 m
High: 2,554' 778 m
Low: 2,458' 749 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Kathleen Walker

French's Dome Trail accesses and surrounds an excellent climbing routes on a volcanic andesite plug.

Kathleen Walker

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The trail is closed due to snow from about December to May. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the French's Dome Trailhead.

Description

This quiet, short trail takes visitors to a lone andesite crag located on the west side of Mount Hood. There are excellent views of Mount Hood from the top of French’s Dome. French’s Dome is a popular rock climbing spot with many route options.

The trailhead for French's Dome is located 6.1 miles up Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) on the right (east) side of the road.

Flora & Fauna

The trail is surrounded by Douglas fir and lodgepole pine with numerous ferns, Oregon grape, and salal in the understory.

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It is fun to watch the route climbers on Frenches Dome from the trail. Photo by Mt. Hood Territories.
Oct 7, 2016 near Mount H…, OR
There are large climbing platforms around the base of the rock that can be viewed from Frenches Dome Trail. Photo by USFS.
Oct 7, 2016 near Mount H…, OR

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