Top Spur Trail #785

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Top Spur Trail

This trail accesses the west side of the Mount Hood Wilderness from the Lolo Pass Area. Qualities of the trail itself include wildflowers in June and huckleberries in late August. It is heavily visited. This ½ mile access trail is a short, forested trail heavily used as an access route to the Timberline Trail #600 and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

ALERT:  Repairs will be taking place on the FSR 1828 the week of 7/9/18. There will be delays for up to 15-20 minutes during the project. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/29/20: Trail open, but be alert for down limbs, debris, or winter damage as trail may not have been cleared.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15.
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Top Spur trailhead from May 15th through Oct. 1st.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


From Sandy, OR - take US Hwy 26 east for 17.5 miles and turn left at E Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) and travel 4 miles. Turn right at Forest Road 1825 and travel 0.7 mile.Continue straight onto Forest Road 1828 for 5.6 miles beyond turnoff to Riley Campground and Lost Creek Campground. Keep right at the fork and continue onto graveled Forest Road 1828-118.  Drive 1.6 miles to the trailhead on your right.  



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  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles

  Elevation : 
4000' - 4300'


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