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West Zigzag Mountain

(to Castle Canyon)
1.8 miles round trip
800 feet elevation gain
Open all year

Difficult (to lookout site)
11 miles round trip 
3100 feet elevation gain 
Open May through November
Use: hikers, horses

Forests cloak this steep ridge in the westernmost corner of the Mt. Hood Wilderness, but two convenient trails lead to viewpoints above the trees. The first is a short but very steep path to a collection of craggy rock towers. The second is a strenuous conditioning hike—a 3000-foot climb at a steady grade to the clifftop site of a former lookout building.
From Portland, drive Highway...

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