This trail enters Mount Hood Wilderness. The trail starts in on the ridge above Ladd Creek with Mt. Hood in the background. The Mazamas, a local trail enthusiast organization, reconstructed this trail for their 100th anniversary.
From Portland, OR: Drive Hwy. 26 east to Zigzag. Turn on Lolo Pass (Rd. 18), follow it about 10 miles to Rd. 1810 (rough road). Take a right and drive 5 miles to Rd. 1811, take a right and drive 3 miles to trailhead. From Hood River: Drive Hwy. 35 for about 13 miles to Woodworth Road. Travel west on Woodworth Road 3 miles to Dee Highway (281). Turn right on Dee Highway for about 5 miles to the Dee Hardwood plant, turn left, drive across bridge, stay left and follow signs to Lost Lake for about 7 miles to Rd. 18. Turn left onto Rd. 18 to 1810. Follow 1810 to 1811 and drive 3 miles to the trailhead.
The trail switches back up through a talus slope, then up a steep ridge. Then it follows Cathedral Ridge through dense forest, which opens to flowered glades near the junction with the Timberline Trail.
Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants:
See day hiking description