Timberline Lodge to Zig Zag Canyon

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Timberline Lodge to Zig Zag Canyon is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

Rated this moderate only because of the altitude. If you are sensitive to higher elevations this makes it more difficult.

3 days ago

A relatively quick, relatively easy hike to some great views of Mt. Hood. Of course, the views of Mt. Hood are great at the lodge you start at too! What makes the hike is Zig Zag Canyon. Very unique, and still a great view of Mt. Hood. Would do this hike again!

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29 days ago

Great hike. Will do it again but go further on down past the Zig Zag Canyon, pass the Zig Zag River, and all the way to Paradise Park. Hikers told us the park was another 2 to 3 miles. Totaling out and back at about 10 to 12 miles depending on your tracker. This app told me that I hiked 6 miles out and back but the hike claims that it is a 4.6 mile hike. I’m never sure on my total miles.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views of Mts. Jefferson, Sisters and Bachelor on a clear day. As another reviewer stated, this hike was approximately 6 miles round trip with some good elevation changes along the way.

1 month ago

Did it yesterday from the lodge to zigzag river, a little over six miles in about three hours. Good views along the trail with light traffic. Trail starts descending and then ascending, personally, I like climbing first and then descending.

2 months ago

I’m sure this is a great hike once the snow melts. We neglected to check snow levels and spent our time picking through snow looking for the trail. We eventually gave up and will be back in a few weeks.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

This hike is fantastic. Lots of wildflowers and spectacular views. The altitude can make it more difficult if you are not used to being more than a mile above sea level. What also makes this great is that you are on the Pacific Crest Trail the entire way, something to put on your bucket list.

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