Point to point hike (you'll need a car shuttle). From Cloud Cap trailhead you'll utilize the reroute of the trail to cross the long closed area near the snout of the Eliot Glacier. There are several glacier rivers to be crossed on your way to Cairn Basin. Once through Cairn Basin you could choose a side trip to McNeil Point shelter which affords incredible views of the Sandy Glacier. Continue on the timberline trail to the Top Spur trailhead. You may include a short trip around Bald Mountain if desired. t

Activity Notes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HIKE IS A LEG OF ROUND THE MOUNTAIN. To participate, please apply for the Round the Mountain multi-part activity.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 100 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
Distance - Round Trip 14 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Interesting Features Creek(s), Glacier(s), Meadow, Mountain Views, Ridgelines, River(s), River or Creek Ford, Spectacular Views, Wildflowers, Wildlife