This trailhead provides access to the West Zigzag Trail located just before the trailhead, and the south end of the Burnt Lake Trail at the end of the trailhead providing access to the south west corner of the Mount Hood Wilderness. The West Zigzag Mountain Trail provides a short access to the ridge of Zigzag Mountain.
From Portland follow US Hwy 26 20.2 miles east of Sandy and turn left (north), approximately 250 feet before milepost 46, at Zigzag Mountain Road (Forest Road 2627) . Follow this road for 4.3 miles to its end (the road eventually becomes Forest Road 2627-207). The trail begins 100 yards before the end of the road on the left (west) side of the road.