The hike to stone shelter at McNeil Point follows the Top Spur trail to the PCT, then to the Timberline Trail, and finally the McNeil Point Trail. Along the way you will pass through old growth forests, have spectacular views of Mount Hood, cross some beautiful creeks, and in mid summer, see plenty of wildflowers. Further details can be found at http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/McNeil_Point_Hike
Up the Top Spur Trail to the Timberline Trail and around Bald Mountain with views of Mt Hood’s west face. Hike along Bald Mountain Ridge, past alpine meadows and reflecting ponds, and on up to McNeil Point. 10 miles / 2100 feet. Meet at the MMC at 8:00 AM.
|Driving Distance from Portland||55 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||1 hours|
|Distance - Round Trip||10 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Interesting Features||Creek(s), Meadow, Mountain Views, Wildflowers|
|Awards Qualified||Awesome Ridges Award, Mt. Hood Award, Wild Ones|