Zigzag Travel Tips
Hike to Your Heart's Content from Zigzag Vacation Rentals
Zigzag lodging sits on the Sandy River at the edge of Mt. Hood National Forest. There are miles of hiking trails among the shimmering cottonwood and leafy maple trees that can be reached within minutes of your Mt. Hood cabin. Try Cast Lake Trail, an almost equal amount of up- and down-hill hiking with particularly excellent showings of rhododendron and beargrass, or try more challenging Castle Canyon Trail for a steep climb to mossy rock overhangs and valley views, but there are dozens of nearby hiking, backpacking, and biking trails to choose from.
Fun in the Fresh Air Is Easy from Zigzag Lodging
Ski or snowboard in one of four area ski sites, including Timberline Lodge, the only resort to have a twelve month operating period, so if you're a powder addict, Mt. Hood cabins are for you. In addition to hiking, fisherman will rejoice at the size of the trout and salmon reeled in from Camp Creek or Clackamas Lake, and windsurfing is a breeze on the Hood River. Zigzag vacation rentals are close to such a variety of rivers, lakes, campgrounds, and trailheads, if you love to be outside, Zigzag is perfect.
Get Close to Your Food at Mt. Hood Cabins
The nutrient-rich rush-off from the volcanic hillsides of Mt. Hood means that the Hood River Valley is a lush landscape full of naturally occurring vegetation and one of Oregon's biggest producers of fruit such as pears, berries, apples, apricots, and grapes used for wine. Photograph the flowery orchards in spring or pick berries and collect mushrooms to eat at your Zigzag lodging. Mt. Hood National Forest even has areas where you can cut your own Christmas tree if your Zigzag vacation rental is housing your family for the holidays.