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Phone
Phone:
503-622-3191
Address
Mt. Hood National Forest
70220 E. Hwy. 26
Zigzag, OR 97049
Basics
Length:
0.5 mile one-way
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
30-45 mins
Trailhead Elevation:
3950 feet
Elevation Range:
3950 feet to 4200 feet
Elevation Change:
250 feet
Season:
Late May to October

Description

This forested trail is mainly an access route to the Timberline Trail and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Qualities of the trail itself include wildflowers in June and huckleberries in late August. It is heavily visited. This ½ mile access trail climbs about 250 feet, so while it is not excessively steep, given that the climbing starts right from the get go it tends to feel steeper than it is.

Regulations & Leave No Trace Information: While these regulations don’t apply directly to Top Spur, 95% of the trail users do continue on into the Mt Hood Wilderness where they do apply. ?? Wilderness Permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15, but are free and self-issuing at a permit box station where the trail enters wilderness. ?? Group size is limited to 12. On trails that allow stock, stock are counted in the group size. For example, 3 people each riding their own horse plus a spare horse in the group for packing would make a group of 7. ?? Unproccessed livestock feed is prohibited, preventing non-native plant spread. ?? There are other wilderness regulations regarding fires and camping. See the trail handout for the other trails you plan on using for more information.

Leave No Trace Principles • Plan Ahead and Prepare Be Considerate of Other Visitors • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Leave What You Find • Dispose of Waste Properly Minimize Campfire Impacts • Respect Wildlife.

Length:
0.5 mile one-way
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
30-45 mins
Trailhead Elevation:
3950
Elevation Range:
3950 feet to 4200
Elevation Change:
250
Season:
Late May to October
Basic Directions

Take Hwy 26 eastward, 17 miles east of Sandy you will come to Lolo Pass Rd just before the Zigzag Ranger Station. Follow Lolo Pass Road north about 4 miles to its intersection with Road #1825 and turn right. Approximately 0.6 mile later the road forks, stay left onto Road #1828. Stay on 1828 for about 6.5 miles, then turn right at the intersection with Road 1828118. Take Rd 1828118 for almost 1 ½ miles to the well marked trailhead. Please park “head in” at trailhead. Not recommended for trailers.

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