Mazama Trail is a 7.9 mile out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.
Directions from Hood River: Follow Hwy. 35 south for about 13 miles to Woodworth Road. Travel west on Woodworth Road three miles to Dee Highway (281). Turn right on Dee Highway for about five miles to the Dee Hardwood plant, turn left, drive across bridge, stay left and follow signs to Lost Lake for about seven miles to Rd. 18. Turn left onto Rd. 18 to 1810. Follow 1810 to 1811 and drive three miles to the trailhead
1.5hr up .5 hour down
Couldn't ask for more.
Ran it hungover with my good friend A.M.
Misty mountain hop.
Sustained climb, great trail.
Went up with my boys. Absolutely the most beautiful weather! Not too hot, not too cold. Wonderful time! Lots of hikers up around McNeil Point. This pic is looking back down the mountain from around McNeil Point.
Lots of fun with great views of Helens, Adams, Ranier and, of course, Hood
My sister and I took this trail to McNeil point. It took us a little over 3 hours to get up and about 2 -2 1/2 hours back down the same way. The most strenuous part of the trail was the beginning after an easy quarter mile or so then came about 14 switchbacks for what took us a half hour to do the mouth of the trail until the end of the switch backs. After that, its all a pretty continuously steady climb up until McNeil point with various terrains from one stretch to the next from dirt or mud and roots, to rocky slates, to snow. Some of the paths are extremely narrow at the top and even can be on a ridge so be cautious. There are views of burnt forest from a 2011 forest fire, new growth trees, streams and a small fall, under snow melt type streams, snow, and wild flowers. Not too much wildlife that we saw except the well trail trained golden we brought, another dog another couple had with them, and a few birds and flies. The mosquitos weren't bad at all. For us, it was a moderate to difficult trail but worth it for the view from M cNeils. Just wish we would Gabe gone the rest of the trail to the glacier but ran out of time.