Mcgee Creek Trailhead


No amenities at this trailhead. Capacity for about 5 small vehicles in parking area. Provides access to: Mcgee Creek Trail #627 and Mount Hood Wilderness.

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Mt. Hood Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Zigzag, OR go north for 10.6 miles on the Lolo Pass Road (Forest Service Road 18) which is paved one lane each direction. Go over Lolo Pass and stay right on Forest Service Road 18. When you come to a sign for the McGee Creek Trailhead, turn right and head up the hill to the trailhead. Google Map. Trailhead is accessed via Forest Road 1810 and 640 via Lolo Pass (Road 18).

From Hood River, OR travel south on Oregon Hwy 281 towards Odell/Dee (it goes by the airport). Just south of the Hood River, turn right towards Dee/Lost Lake. Travel approximately 10 miles and turn right to Dee/Lost Lake. Cross over the railroad tracks and turn left onto Lost Lake Road.  Follow Lost Lake Road through the orchards of Dee and a few 90 degree turns. 3 miles from Dee, stay left toward Lost Lake (Forest Road 13).  Travel 3 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 18.  Travel 3 miles and take right fork continuing toward Lolo Pass (Forest Road 18).  After 5 miles, the road turns to gravel. Continue following Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) for another 4 miles.  Turn left (southeast) at Forest Road 1800-620.  Travel 0.25 mile to the first hairpin (also the junction of Forest Roads 1800-620 & 1800-640).  The trailhead is on your right with parking for a few cars.

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