2000 feet elevation gain
Open July through October
Use: hikers, horses
Left: Waldo Mountain Lookout
Waldo Mountain’s lookout building, staffed in peak fire season, features a view from Mt. Hood to Diamond Peak, with Waldo Lake a pool of melted silver at your feet. Visit the lookout on a loop hike that returns through Waldo Meadows, hip-deep in wildflowers. A short, optional side trip leads to Upper Salmon Lake and a small waterfall.
To find the trailhead, turn north ...
Before heading home, however, consider taking an exploratory side trip to the Salmon Lakes. For this detour, ....
For a longer, 8.8-mile loop, descend ....