Zigzag Mountain Trail 775

Mount Hood Wilderness Area, Oregon

Distance2.8mi
Elevation Gain1,640ft
Trailhead Elevation5,060ft
Top5,087ft
Elevation Min/Max4519/5087ft
Elevation Start/End5060/5060ft

Zigzag Mountain Trail 775

Zigzag Mountain Trail #775 is a hiking trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood Wilderness Area. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 5,060 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,640 feet. This trail connects with the following: Burnt Lake South Trail and Paradise Park Trail #778.

Zigzag Mountain Trail #775 Professional Reviews and Guides

"Hike, mostly downhill, from high on the south slope of Mount Hood near Timberline Lodge to a trailhead deep in the densely forested Zigzag Canyon. The total elevation gain for this hike is about 2,600 feet and the elevation loss is approximately 6,200 feet.

Before starting your hike, get your Mount Hood Wilderness permit at the east entrance of the Wyeast Day Lodge. This hike begins on the Mountaineer Trail 798. From the parking area east of Wyeast Day Lodge, walk west up the road a short distance to the much smaller overnight parking area for Timberline Lodge. From the west end of the Timberline Lodge parking lot, continue west on a service road. In a few yards you will pass beneath the Magic Mile Ski Lift, where you’ll bear left through a small gravel parking area and pick up the Mountaineer Trail, heading west.

The route passes beneath the Storm’n Norman Ski Lift about 0.4 mile after leaving the Timberline Lodge Parking Area. You then climb gently for a little over 0.3 mile, reaching 5,930 feet elevation, at the junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 (PCT)."

"The Mount Hood Wilderness contains almost no mountain lakes, so it is not surprising that the few that do exist are popular. But even if there were hundreds of lakes to choose from, many hikers would still opt for Burnt Lake because it is so strikingly beautiful.

The excellent swimming lake features a picture-postcard view of snowclad Mount Hood. The most crowded trail to the lake starts from Lost Creek to the north. For a quieter approach, start from the south on a trail that goes through better wildflower meadows and takes you near a superior viewpoint missed by the northerly approach."

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Trail Information

Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
USDA Forest Service, Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 East Highway 26, Zigzag, OR 97049; (503) 622-3191; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Hood South, Government Camp, and Rhododendron 71/2-min. quads
Local Maps

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Oct 2018