Burnt Lake Trailhead (North)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Burnt Lake North Trailhead leads to the Burnt Lake Trail in the Mt. Hood Wilderness Area.  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, INTERPERTIVE SIGN, GARBAGE CAN May 15- Oct 1Provides access to: the north section of Burnt Lake Trail #772.




Trail Description & Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 15th to October 1st.
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District- Zigzag Ranger Station

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.

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