Zigzag Ranger District

Ranger district office building  and parking area.

Zigzag Ranger District spans 250,000 acres on the south and west side of Mt Hood and is about an hour from Portland. 

The district manages one of the region's largest recreation programs including 550 summer homes, 30 developed campgrounds, three ski areas including Timberline Lodge, over 300 miles of trails, and two wilderness areas.  

The district also manages the Bull Run Watershed cooperatively with the City of Portland, which supplies drinking water to the Portland metro area. 

The Zigzag Ranger District offices are historic, constructed in the 1930s by the CCC.

Scroll down for a list of Zigzag Ranger District recreation sites, sorted by activity.

At a Glance

Information Center: 70220 E. Highway 26
Zigzag, Oregon 97049 (503) 622-3191 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Rock Climbing

Areas for Rock Climbing at Zigzag Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Zigzag Ranger District


Areas for Backpacking at Zigzag Ranger District

Scenic Driving

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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