How to get there:
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These directions take you from Hood River, Oregon. Whatever direction from which you arrive at Hood River,
follow the sign of old US Hwy 30 into town. From the west turn right on 13th Street and follow it up the
hill until it merges with 12th. If you are approaching from the east, on US 30, turn left on 9th and follow it
up the hill until it merges with 12th. Either way, follow 12th south out of town on what is called
Tucker Road or Hwy 281, which is also referred to as Dee highway. About 6 miles out of town you will cross the Hood River.
Immediately after the bridge, bear right and pass Tucker Park. In about another six miles you need to bear to the right again following
signs to Lost Lake. However, as soon as you cross the railroad tracks, bear right again and follow signs to
Punchbowl Falls. This road renames itself Dead Point Road, which is also Forest Road 2820. Follow FR2820 about 11 miles
up to the base of Mt Defiance. The trailhead to Mt. Defiance, Rainy Lake, and North Lake is on your right, parking is on the left.