Moderate (to Oval Lake and Palisade Point)
4.8 miles round trip
1180 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July through October
Use: hikers, horses
A pleasant forest trail from a paved road climbs along this creek to Oval Lake. And although the little lake doesn’t have much have a view, an extra half mile takes you to Palisade Point, a crag atop a 300-foot cliff overhanging the Badger Creek Valley, where you can see Mt. Adams, the plains of Eastern Oregon, and the top third of Mt. Hood.
If you keep right at junctions from Oval Lake you’ll reach the even better viewpoint...