TO TRAILHEAD: From Government Camp, OR, go E on US 26. Turn N onto Timberline Rd. and follow 5 mi. to Timberline Lodge. Pick up the PCT behind the lodge
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OR PCT TRACK10
Points of Interest
Location: 45.332565, -121.711037
Keep straight. Side trip: Follow spur on L to Timberline Lodge; walk down the path to visit this historic hotel; restaurant and stores inside. Amazing views of Mt. Hood, summer skiing on the glacier; huckleberries all around
Location: 45.335934, -121.721970
Continue NW trek at the foot of Mt. Hood
Location: 45.338367, -121.733803
Stay straight @ Hidden Lake Trail jct.
Location: 45.467266, -121.829048
Go straight @ Huckleberry Mtn. Trail
Location: 45.470032, -121.830101
Pass spur to Salvation Spring
Location: 45.499634, -121.862350
Pass a spring
Location: 45.557816, -121.831650
Stay straight @ jct. with Indian Mtn. Trail; fantastic views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier
Location: 45.556999, -121.827003
Indian Springs Campground: Campsites on rocky terrain. Follow the Eagle Creek Trail from the picnic table to find a good spring. PCT Detour: The Eagle Creek Trail is a very worthwhile alternate, offering huge waterfalls, great camping and excellent hiking. The first few miles are very steep!
Location: 45.627033, -121.896782
Spur on L to Metlake Falls overlook
Location: 45.637951, -121.919800
Stay straight @ Eagle Creek trailhead
Location: 45.641285, -121.925003
Turn R @ paved road onto the Gorge Lake Trail toward Cascade Locks
Location: 45.643532, -121.923347
Follow the bike path NE to Cascade Locks
Location: 45.662750, -121.898018
To continue on the PCT, cross the Columbia River on Bridge of the Gods; turn L @ end of bridge; begin Washington section of the PCT. Optional trip to Cascade Locks: The Char Burger restaurant is a great hiker hangout
Location: 45.665409, -121.895714
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