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Zigzag Viewpoint

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Paradise Park on Southwest side of Mount Hood from Zigzag Trail


If you head east from the Burnt Lake Trail toward Mount Hood on the Zigzag Mountain Trail (5.3 miles from the North Burnt Lake Trailhead and 12.5 miles from the West Zigzag Trailhead, there's a high point with a great view towards Mount Hood. There is a small, flat area where one could pitch a tent - but the space is limited and there is no water access nearby.

As you look at Mount Hood from this vantage-point, follow the ridge on the right as it follows up toward the summit and the snowline (pictured to the right as the one snowless ridge near the base of the mountain). That is the ridge in Paradise Park that holds Split Rock, a worthy destination.

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