3.4 miles
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-1,440 ft
Descent
4,770 ft
High Point

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mt. Hood
    Mt Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon
  • Ref Number
    #772
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    July - October
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • OSM Way

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.

On Trailforks this trail is broken into two parts:

- Burnt Lake Trail - North
- Burnt Lake Trail - South

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 - Upper #775. Turn right onto Zigzag Mountain Trail and Burnt Lake Trail #775 #772 and follow the ridge westward 0.3 miles until Burnt Lake Trail - South #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.

Regulations:

- Campfires are not allowed at the lake.
- Wilderness Permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15.
- Group size is limited to 12. Stock are counted in the group size. For example, 3 people riding
their own horse plus a spare horse in the group for packing would make a group of 7.

Access Info

Trail access is affected by recreational gate closure on Dec 1st – April 1st annually. Please see Roads Table for current information.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Burnt Lake Trail - South hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,398 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,372 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,770 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,373 ft
  • Grade
    -7.8%
  • Grade max
    -46.4%
  • Grade min
    13.2%
  • Distance climb
    1,260 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    348 ft
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      Jul 9, 2023 @ 10:31am
      Jul 9, 2023
      Report of a bear sighting! Recognize
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      reporter Mt Hood National Forest to N of 26 reopens Sat 9/26 at 12:01am
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 3:19pm
      Sep 9, 2020
      reporter Due to dynamic and dangerous fire conditions, Mt. Hood National Forest is temporarily closing forest lands to public access, including...
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