From Portland, OR – Take US Hwy 26 17.5 miles east of Sandy and turn left at E Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) and travel 4 miles. Turn right at Forest Road 1825 and travel 0.7 mile. Continue straight onto Forest Road 1828 for 5.6 miles beyond turnoff to Riley Campground and Lost Creek Campground. Keep right at the fork and continue onto graveled Forest Road 1828-118. Drive 1.6 miles to the trailhead on your right.
This trail accesses the west side of the Mount Hood Wilderness from the Lolo Pass Area. Qualities of the trail itself include wildflowers in June and huckleberries in late August. It is heavily visited. You can connect to the Timberline Trail which has outstanding views of Mt. Hood.
PICNIC TABLE, TOILET, INTERPERTIVE SIGN, GARBAGE CAN MAY15-OCT1
Capacity for around 10 medium sized vehicles
A steep, forested trail that is mainly an access route to the Timberline Trail and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. It is heavily visited.