French's Dome Trail #776

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This quiet trail takes visitors to a lone andesite crag located on the west side of Mount Hood. There are excellent views of Mount Hood from the top of French’s Dome. French’s Dome is a popular rock climbing spot with many route options.

From the parking area the trail heads east down the hill and into the trees. After 200 feet, visitors will reach French’s Dome. The trail continues around the entire dome.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: last maintained 2014 
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Zigzag, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the French's Dome trailhead from May 15th to October 1st.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - follow US Hwy 26 17.5 miles east of Sandy to Zigzag and turn left (north) at E Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). Travel 6.1 miles on E Lolo Pass Road to a dirt pullout on the right with a Forest Service trail sign. The trail leads down hill into the trees. French’s Dome is 200 feet down the trail.



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