This trail is in the Mount Hood Wilderness on the north side of Mount Hood. The trail provides an alternate route or side trip from Timberline Trail #600 that goes from Wy’East Basin, through Eden Park, and on to Cairn Basin. There is a nice campsite on high ground near the middle of Eden Park. Wildflowers and Huckleberry cover the meadow and a stream meanders through the area.
This trail starts at Timberline Trail #600 (5,680’) near Wy’East Basin, travels southwest through Eden Park (5,320’) and ends near Cairn Basin at Timberline Trail #600 (5,640’). The trail is most easily accessed from Vista Ridge Trail #626. From the junction with Timberline Trail #600 near Wy’east Basin, head downhill (northwest) 0.3 mile on this trail to the junction with Vista Ridge Trail #626. Turn left (southwest) and travel 0.8 mile through forest and small meadows to Eden Park. Eden Park is typically wet and full of wildflowers. The trail climbs out of Eden Park 0.5 mile to the junction with Timberline Trail #600 near Cairn Basin.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To hike 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 the right fork continuing toward Lolo Pass (Forest Road 18). After 3 miles, turn left on Red Hill Road (Forest Road 16) and travel 5.5 miles to Forest Road 1650. Turn right on Forest Road 1650 and follow it 3.75 miles to the trailhead. Caution: the last .5 mile of road is very rough
Hike up Vista Ridge Trail #626 about 2.4 miles to the beginning of this trail (#600H).
From Portland, OR travel 17.5 miles east of Sandy along US Hwy 26. Turn left at East Lolo Pass Road (Truman Road/Forest Road 18). Follow East Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) for 21.1 miles to Red Hill Road (Forest Road 16) then follow the directions from Forest Road 16 above.
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