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McNeil Point Shelter

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

McNeil Point Shelter from a bit above. (Steve Hart)
The trail above McNeil Point Shelter is straightforward but steep. After about 0.5 miles is this high point to the Northeast of the trail about 50 feet. You can take a break here, or there's a faint track going down from here next to Glisan Glacier. (Jerry Adams)
Mount Hood from the McNeil Point Shelter. (Steve Hart)

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Description

It's 5 miles from Top Spur Trailhead via across the face of Bald Mountain and the McNeil Point Trail Junction. As you hike onto the McNeil Point ridge, keep looking where you came from because that last traverse is steep and you don't want to miss the trail.

The McNeil Point Shelter is open on one side, there a roof that drips in the rain, and there's a fireplace with a chimney. In a storm it provides some protection.

At the shelter and above the views are amazing - both of Mount Hood and surrounding territory (Cascade volcanoes to the north, Portland, coast range, Columbia River,...).

The trail going up from the shelter is obvious.

If you want to go down the more difficult lower trail, walk past the shelter on the obvious trail.

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