This trail enters Mount Hood Wilderness. The trail starts in managed forest on the ridge above Ladd Creek with Mt. Hood in the background. The Mazamas reconstructed this trail for their 100th anniversary.
Directions: From Portland: 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