Burnt Lake South Trail to East Zigzag Mountain Trail

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Burnt Lake South Trail to East Zigzag Mountain Trail ist ein 7.7 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Rhododendron, Oregon. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und ein Ausflug in die Natur unternommen werden. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 7.7 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,669 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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5 months ago

Pack bug spray. Views last only for a short time. Not worth it entirely.

6 months ago

I lived this hike! I would recommend a high clearance vehicle with 4x4 to get all the way to the trailhead other wise park about 1.5 miles from the trailhead and hike a little additional. We only saw two people at the trailhead and a group at cast lake. So not too many people crowding this trail. We added a little by running around Cast lake and summiting zigzag mountain as well but we loved this area and will be back again.

This trail is so beautiful from start to finish. It was a tad overgrown in some spots, but the loop itself was well maintained. We went counter clockwise to have a slower, steadier climb, and the views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams at 3.6 miles took our breaths away. As we got to peak elevation, we also saw Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, and Mt. Jefferson. This was our first hike in Oregon, and we were amazed at how much we could see in the distance! Only downside—and it pales in comparison to the trail itself—was the road leading up to it. If you look at my review history, we’ve made it through some pretty rough forest roads with our Honda Civic. This was the first one we weren’t sure if we’d make it or have to call for help, and we definitely wouldn’t have driven on it in our car knowing how rough it was. Also, if you use Google Maps for directions they stop about a mile away from the actual trailhead. Keep going up the road past this spot until it dead-ends, there’s lots of parking at the actual trailhead itself!

7 months ago

Did this trail on a backpacking trip 06/12/2019 - 06/13/2019 and it was beautiful! Super sunny, great weather, the hike opened up to the lake about 3 miles in and it was very pretty but super buggy there. We continued up to zig zag which was the hardest part, should’ve left out packs down below. It was about 3 miles of uphill switchbacks to a beautiful lookout full of wildflowers and a view of all of the mountains! We camped off the trail a bit farther from the lake but the bugs were still awful. The lake was pretty populated, but never too crowded at all. Really gorgeous and relatively easy hike with lots of opportunities for beautiful vistas and great camping spots! Definitely recommend for a day hike or easy backpacking trip!

Thu Jul 05 2018

Road 27, which turns into Zig Zag Mtn road, is pretty rough and would recommend a high clearance vehicle. There’s a couple really muddy parts so 4x4 helps too. Took about 40 minutes to get up the mountain to the trailhead. There was only one other truck at the top. The trail head for Burnt Lake starts at the back of the parking lot, there isn’t really a sign. And the free permit station is about 1/5 mile up the trail. The trail starts really wide but gets narrow and overgrown. It’s all very green! A couple switchbacks but it’s mostly a gradual climb to the top of the ridge that meets Zig Zag trail. Great view of Mt Hood on the Ridge! Then a windy/steep decent to burnt lake. It was pretty crowded and we ended up pitching out tent in a day use area since all the camping sites were full. Lots of mosquitos! And seems like good fishing. Second day we hiked to Cast Lake. Less people and less mosquitos. Had fun watching the crawdads in the Lake. Third day we took the Devil’s Tie trail but since it was downhill it wasn’t bad, and then burnt Lake trail back to the truck.

Mon Mar 12 2018

. Beautiful view of mt Hood.and the the area. Lots of black bears, keep an eye out of markings and scat. Best between June to November

Sat Jul 29 2017

Kind of a tough trail head to get to, but we'll worth it!

Sat Jun 10 2017

Warning: Tried to go up Memorial Day weekend. Access road to trailhead super rough, very rutted, big puddles, very overgrown/narrow (scratched my rig...ugh). Didn't even make it to trailhead, so we parked about a mile away, started hiking, then hit snow about another mile in, so had to turn back :-(. Rough road and snow obviously due to a long winter. Wait until mid- to late-summer. And even then, access road is so bad right now, hard to say it's worth it.

Thu Apr 27 2017

a beautiful trail with lots of changes in scenery and beautiful viewpoints of hood at several points. typically don't see too many people. I go in early summer when the snow is gone and mud is easier to contend with. steep at points.

Fri Apr 22 2016

tried in mid April... too much snow

Tue Jun 23 2015

Pretty hike! We did a loop at the top and also explored Cast Lake which turned out hike into a little over 9 miles and 1700 feet elevation gain. The 4.5 mile one lane gravel road up to the South Burnt Lake Trailhead is a little sketchy. My Subaru Crosstrek did fine but I would not take a car lower than mine if it was me. Lots of huge deep portholes and rocks. Luckily we didn't run in to any vehicles coming the opposite direction either way. That would be bad news. My poor car got broken in and scratched up a bit on the way up from branches and bushes sticking out in the road. Drive all the way up the gravel road until you can't go any further. You'll see the trail sign.

Sun Oct 05 2014

wow - amazing hike. did this in fall so i have gorgeous mushrooms pictures (if i can get an android app - i will share) desolate, i saw no one. no phone contact. bring a pinger/locator. i hike alone. if u r like me, notify someone as to yr whereabouts. I say " if u dont here from me in "x" time, I'm on "x" trail. be safe. take a flashlight, water, pinger, knife, power bar , phone (but it wont work here). demanding hike but fun w a payoff.

Sat Apr 27 2013

Dry dusty trail every time I do this hike. One of those trails I always look forward to, especially knowing when I get back there is good beer waiting at Mt. Hood Lodge. Love the views.

Fri Dec 23 2011

Amazing views of mount Hood !! Great hike ....Trail is maintained fairly...Road to the trailhead is in pretty bad shape. Vehicle with high clearance is recommended.

Thu Apr 29 2010

Magnificent full-frontal view of the west side of Mt Hood from the top. Trail is not too steep and not too long. The last section of road to the trailhead is rough, 4x4 is recommended. Bugs (black flies) can be bad in early-mid summer. Wait until late summer to avoid the worst.

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