The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HIKE IS A LEG OF ROUND THE MOUNTAIN. To participate, please apply for the Round the Mountain multi-part activity.
|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|