8.4 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
It was a four volcanoe day! We took advantage of the sunshine to hike to Burnt Lake and above. Spring flowers are still going strong above 3600' and a few tiny snow patches just to make it more scenic. No bugs at all. We stopped at Burnt lake for a quick snack, again miraculously no bugs, and then headed up the trail.Since it was a holiday weekend and we wanted to have a bit of solitude, we decided to head east on the Zigzag Trail towards Mt. Hood and Paradise Park, in search of a viewpoint, instead of doing my usual hike to Zigzag Mt. In less than a quarter mile we found one pretty nice viewpoint where we could see Adams, Rainer and Helens and then found a really great viewpoint with a view of Hood and Adams and the corner of Burnt Lake. Wonderful day and wonderful company.