THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Map of the Bald Mountain Overlook Hike
Length: 2 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 400' gain
Season: Summer thru Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
Click for PDF Topo Map of this Hike
Here is a popular little hike for the whole family. The trailhead
is accessable via the Lolo Pass Road off highway 26 from Zig Zag, Oregon.
Follow the signs leading to the Top Spur Trailhead, which will lead
you to Forest Road #118.
This hike begins at the Top Spur cutoff Trail #765. After a half mile climb
you intersect the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. Follow this trail for a couple hundred feet to the
right where you come to a major intersection of four (4) trail options. Select the
Timberline Trail #600 just to the immediate right of the large trail description
Follow Trail #600 for about two thirds of a mile through a forested area,
and the trail will break out into one of the most spectacular viewpoints
of Mt. Hood to be found anywhere along the Timberline Trail.
This easy hike has enormous rewards! Enjoy!
Mt. Hood from the Bald Mountain overlook
How to get there:
Take the Lolo Pass Road (Road 18) out of Zig Zag
for about 4 miles. Bear right on Road 1825. In
about another mile, bear to the left and do NOT
cross the bridge over the Sandy River. Follow
Road 1828 about 6.5 miles to the junction with
Road 118. Bear right on Road 118 and follow it
another couple miles to the trailhead. Park head-in
on the opposite side of the road from the trail.
Vandalism is a problem here... so be aware.
Note: This is the same trailhead for McNeil Point,
and the Bald Mtn. Overlook hikes. You can also hike
to Cairn Basin from here.
A Virtual Hike of the Mount Hood National Forest