The trailhead is about 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge into Highway 26.
Follow Hwy 26 for 26.8 miles to Zigzag. When you drive past Welches, you are getting close to Lolo Pass Road. East Lolo Pass Road is just after the Hoodland Fire Station and Salmon River Road, which are both on the right and the Zigzag Mountain Store on the left. Turn left onto E. Lolo Pass Road and follow the twisty paved road for 10.6 miles.
At Lolo Pass, drive past where the PCT crosses Forest Road 18 (Lolo Pass Road), turn right onto Forest Road 1810 and drive about 100 feet to find the small parking area. Many times the parking lot will be full and you’ll need to park along one of the forest roads.
A Northwest Forest Permit is needed to park in this area.
There is a porta-potty at the trailhead.
Review: June 5, 2020
This is part of the Pacific Crest Trail and is accessed from Lolo Pass.
Full review coming soon.
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