Hike McNeil Point

Top Spur Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Dan Moe

This hike is 10.5 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of ~2200 feet. Get amazing meadow views at Bald Mountain. When you cross the outflow from Glisan Glacier, the meadow provides great campsites. Duration: 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.

Distance

10.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2200 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Kyle Glidden

about 4 years ago

Gorgeous views, fresh glacier water, and a cool stone hut built by the Mazama's ages ago.

Probably the best hike I've ever been on. The views from the top on a clear day are mind-blowing, and the constantly changing terrain never bores you. Worth the trip for sure.

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