Zach Collier: After looking at maps I realized the best way to visit the Zigzag River was to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Timberline Lodge to the Zigzag River. It's a really pleasant walk and about 3-4 miles one way to the river. I tried walking downstream but the canyon walls are incredibly steep making travel almost implossible. Just upstream of the trail, the Zigzag River goes over a fairly large waterfall worth visiting.
OWSR No. 21: Zigzag River
- Begins at the base of the Zigzag Glacier on Mount Hood
- Flows through the Mt Hood Wilderness
- Tributary of the Sandy River
Mount Hood and the Zigzag River | Photo: Zachary Collier
Celebrated by Zach Collier on July 9, 2017 by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Timberline Lodge to the Zigzag River.