Burnt Lake Trailhead (North)

The Burnt Lake North Trailhead leads to the Burnt Lake Trail in the Mount Hood Wilderness.  You may continue up to Zigzag Mountain with views above treeline.  The Burnt Lake Trail also has wonderful old cedar snags showing remnants of a wildfire that came through around 1900. Capacity for 10 medium-sized vehicles.

Picnic table, toilet, interpretive sign, garbage - maintained May 15 - Oct 1.

Provides access to: the north section of Burnt Lake Trail #772.

Trail Description & Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Fees: $5/vehicle/day from May 15 to October 1.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply!
Closest Towns: Zigzag, OR
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District: 503-622-3191

General Information


From Portland, OR - follow U.S. Hwy 26 17.5 miles east of Sandy to Zigzag.  At Zigzag, approximately 0.4 mile past milepost 42, turn left (north) on Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18).  After 4 miles, turn east at Forest Road 1825 and continue 0.6 miles.  Turn right across a bridge and continue another 1.1 miles to a fork in the road.  Stay right at the fork and continue a 0.7 mile past Lost Creek Campground to Forest Road 1825-109.  Turn right onto Forest Road 1825-109 and travel 1 mile to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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