Hike McNeil Point
Oregon › Top Spur Trailhead
Added by Dan Moe
This hike is 10.5 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of ~2200 feetGet amazing meadow views at Bald MountainWhen you cross the outflow from Glisan Glacier, the meadow provides great campsitesDuration: Half day or overnight if backpacking
The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north.
Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone shelter greets backpackers at the Point itself, with stunning views of the sun setting over the Coast Range. Wildflowers bloom in July and August.
If you're looking to camp, a great spot is after crossing the outflow from Glisan Glacier. The water flow helps create a lush environment in the surrounding meadow.
- Hiking Boots
- Backpacking Gear (optional)
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Beautiful, but crowded
I absolutely love this place. I visit it many times a year and hike on to the Sandy Glacier Ice Caves. The hike is beautiful and scenic but there are usually lots of people on the trail. I recommend this trail to everyone
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