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Burnt Lake Trail #772, OR

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 7.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,670 feet
Elevation Gain 2,110 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,126 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 14.88
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East Zigzag Mountain - Burnt & Cast Lakes
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Preferred   Aug, Jul, Sep, Jun
Sun  7:34am - 4:24pm
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Nearby Area Water
Burnt Lake & East Zigzag Mountain Trail
0.9 mi away
9.6 mi
2,400 ft
Lost Creek Trail
1.2 mi away
Ramona Falls
1.2 mi away
7.1 mi
Cast Lake & Ridge Trail
1.6 mi away
11.2 mi
2,500 ft
Yocum Ridge Trail
2.1 mi away
17.4 mi
3,800 ft
Bald Mountain from Top Spur Trail
3.0 mi away
10.6 mi
1,900 ft
Yocum Ridge
3.0 mi away
15.2 mi
3,400 ft
McNeil Point
3.1 mi away
9.2 mi
East Zigzag Mountain - Burnt & Cast Lakes
East Zigzag Mountain - Burnt & Cast Lakes
3.7 mi away
11.1 mi
2,621 ft
West Zigzag Mountain from Enola Hill Trail
3.7 mi away
5.0 mi
1,300 ft
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Trail access is affected by recreational gate closure on Dec 1st – April 1st annually.

This trail enters the Mt. Hood Wilderness on the west side of Mount Hood. This trail accesses Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain with views above treeline. The north side also has wonderful old cedar snags showing remnants of a wildfire that came through around 1900.

Starting from the north Burnt Lake trailhead, this trail begins at Forest Road 1825-109 (2,680’) and ends at Forest Road 2627-207 (3,320’). From Forest Road 1825-109, the trail climbs steadily up to Burnt Lake (4,120’). There is a nice loop trail around the lake accessing several campsites. From the lake the trail continues up a steep climb 0.6 mile and reaches Zigzag Ridge (4,720’). Soon after, the trail reaches Zigzag Mountain Trail #775. Turn right onto Zigzag Mountain Trail #775 and follow the ridge westward 0.3 miles until Burnt Lake Trail #772 drops over the south side of the ridge descending to Devil’s Meadow area. From Devil’s Meadow the trail follows an easier grade down an old roadway to West Zigzag trailhead at Forest Road 2627-207.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.


    One-Way Notice
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    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.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    North Burnt Lake Trailhead Recreation Pass REQUIRED
    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.

    South access to Burnt Lake Trail is from West Zigzag trailhead.
    From Portland, follow US Hwy 26 for 20.2 miles east of Sandy and turn left (north), approximately 250 feet before milepost 46, at Zigzag Mountain Road (Forest Road 2627) . Follow this road for 4.3 miles to its end (the road eventually becomes Forest Road 2627-207). The trail begins 100 yards before the end of the road on the left (west) side of the road.
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