- Climbing / Tenting in the Spring, Wildflowers in the Summer -

Beautiful McNeil Point, high on Mt. Hood's northwestern flank,
is for many, their favorite trail on Mount Hood.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION - Top Spur trailhead to McNeil Point, Mt. Hood





GETTING THERE

TOP SPUR TRAILHEAD WITH TOTAL HIKE OF 8 MILES, 2200' ELEVATION GAIN

Drive to Lolo Pass, (north at ZigZag, Mt. Hood, toward Lost Lake). Immediately before reaching the top of Lolo Pass is Forest Service Road 1828. Take a right onto Road 1828 and go 3 miles to a junction with gravel Road 118. Take a sharp left onto Road 118 and follow for 1.6 miles to the Top Spur Trailhead.



















You'll find excellent camping / tenting spots on the plateau around McNeil stone climber's shelter, as well as the upper climber's bivouac on the upper ridge above McNeil point.


NOTE: Be sure to call ZigZag Ranger Station to see when the road to Top Spur is open for the season in both the early spring and late fall.