Dean is also a Trail Guide for Jeep Jamboree USA, guiding jamboree participants in and around the 4x4 trails of Tillamook State Forest in Oregon. Zestimate® Home Value In desirable Rhododendron, neighbor to Zig Zag this property is in Clackamas County. Hood that is geologically unstable. Turn left onto E. Lolo Pass Road juct past the Zigzag Mountain Store, and drive 4.2 miles. There are several power line roads that are fun to explore and add some variation to the drive. Just before Lolo Pass itself, the speed drops to 35mph. The visitor center serves as one of the many historical landmarks along Highway 12, the Lewis & Clark highway. Originally broken by Native Americans as a trading route, the road was built in 1955. As an avid off-road explorer driving a Jeep Wrangler, Dean can often be found traversing the back-roads and trails of Oregon and Washington, or overlanding in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. E Lolo Pass Rd , Rhododendron, OR 97049 is currently not for sale. During the snowy season and before the trail closes, Lolo Pass offers some of the best up-close scenic views of Mount Hood without the need to drive up US Highway 26 to Government Camp or Timberline Lodge. Near Lolo Pass, and just inside Idaho, the company obtained title to two historic sites: Packer Meadows (about 600 acres) and nearby Glade Creek (about 300 acres) (click here for photo). I cruised this trail this afternoon. These two sites are slightly off the historic Nee-Mee-Poo Trail (the trail to the Buffalo country) used by the Nez Perce people for several thousand years. An AWD/4WD car would probably make it, but again with scraping. The sign is on your right, but the road is on your left. After about 5 hours 40 minutes and 18.5 miles – and low on food and water – we stopped briefly in the visitor center before going out to the side of the highway to hitchhike back to our truck at Howard Creek. It is clear of snow, and in good shape. But as it gained elevation the road collected more and more snow. Wish me luck! Share YOUR roads!We've more than 13.000 roads but we want more! Turn Left on Lolo Pass Road and drive 10.6 miles to Lolo Pass. There is no cell phone service in Lolo Pass: If calling Pat the night before or day of ride, call the house landline at 503-622-6405. Coming from 26, when we reached the start of the route there was a sign that said road closed one mile ahead. Ask the writer a question. Look for the Zigzag Mountain Cafe on the left. As stated in other reviews, the road is not closed despite the sign saying it is at the north entrance to the off pavement stretch. Cross the bridge and turn right onto Road 500. Road 500 becomes a narrow, unsurfaced travel way here and remains that way for 73 miles until you get to Powell Junction where Roads 569 and 500 join. Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) is closed due to heavy snow each winter. Dean is a retired Police Officer, an Army veteran, and airplane pilot. A quick nighttime snow run up Lolo Pass on Mt. Throughout the Lolo Pass trail, breathtaking views of Mount Hood loom large around every corner. Defiance soon. Many of the Lewis and Clark sites that lie off the road can be reached only on foot or horseback. ... OR - head east to Lolo Pass Road/Forest Road 18 at junction of Forest Road 1825. Dean has lived in Oregon for over 9 years - having spent most of his adult life in Southern California where his love for exploring the outdoors was born. Lolo Pass is an iconic mountain pass in Oregon that hugs the northwestern shoulder of Mount Hood. I think I've got a fun looking route mapped out. It’s a beautiful country road that lets you wind up the base of Mt Hood without the headache of the nearby highway. The McGruder Corridor (FR 468) runs between Elk City ID and Conner MT. Campground. Beautiful! The drive offers views of gorgeous meadows, mountain peaks, and forested hills. Lolo Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.041m (3,415ft) above the sea level, located on the Clackamas–Hood River county line, in Oregon, USA. Feb 5, 2019 - Explore Nancy Pulsipher's board "LOLO PASS MONT/IDAHO" on Pinterest. The down side of the trail is all the powerlines taking away from the view. But what earns this roadway a spot on this list is the winding and bending dangers of the infamous Lolo Pass. The road through the pass was initially established by Native Americans, as a trading route connecting the Willamette Valley and sites at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. Visitors to Lolo Pass are required to purchase and display a winter recreation pass. Dean's day-job is Business Development for a local aerospace company, but he also owns & operates a number of small businesses. 21555 E Lolo Pass Rd was built in 1998 and last sold on August 28, 2014 for $299,000. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Great beginner trail. Turn Left on Lolo Pass Road and drive 10.6 miles to Lolo Pass. I browsed the great selection of books—and bought Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and Idaho Road & Recreation Atlas —while Alan confirmed that Elk Meadows Road … Lolo Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.595m (5,233ft) above the sea level, located on the border between the states of Montana and Idaho, in USA. This 482 square foot house sits on a 0.65 acre lot and features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Easily done in a stock 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4wd. This hike follows a surprisingly uncrowded section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Lolo Pass to the Timberline Trail, and then a nearly forgotten lookout trail to the summit of Bald Mountain.From Bald Mountain, you'll not only be treated with a stunning view of Mount Hood, but will also see traces of an old fire lookout that stood here in the 1940s. ft.). From the meadows, we ran the final mile of forest road west to the Lolo Pass Visitor Center. 4. While the approach is paved, the road through the pass itself is gravel and is closed during the winter months. US Highway 12: The Road of Treachery. The road is not always easy to travel, and care is advised. Lolo Pass lies about 40 miles SW of Hood River. View the answers. However, there are a couple spots where the road is slightly washed out and there are some uneven ditches to cross. If you have a high ground clearance vehicle you can safely ignore this. The trail ends at the intersection of NF-13 which connects to Lost Lake and OR-281 which continues to Hood River and Interstate 84 in the Columbia Gorge. For a standard ground clearance automobile I would definitely expect scraping of the front bumper and chassis and could see a 2WD car high-sided and stuck. First, we lost all cell service soon after we turned on to Lolo Pass road from Highway 26. I came across some folks in a rental sedan and they wisely decided to turn back! The vacant lot last sold on 6/29/2020 for $161,000, with a recorded lot size of acres ( sq. It’s a very rough 75-mile long dirt road. The wash out does provide enough of a challenge that it helps to have a spotter for wheel placement. There is an access road from Lolo Pass Rd to the Main Property. Bring all of your family, and all of the bikes! We had a great drive from Lolo Pass to the wonderful Lochsa Lodge, about 30 miles. It’s not. Trailers are not recommended. Property of 8.8 Acres, it backs to the Mount Hood National Forest, the Sandy River and the mountain itself of Mount Hood. After each flood, … It looks like it may also be fun to poke around up FR 020 at the 11_Fork6 way-point. This past weekend we took “a step back in time” and traveled the Lolo Motorway which follows one of the most difficult parts of the Lewis and Clark trail. I know they are often snowed-in into June (based on my Internet searches). The Zigzag Ranger Station a quarter-mile further east on US Highway 26 is a great resource to check and verify the road over Lolo Pass is open. This 73-mile segment is the historic Lolo Motorway. Visitors can reach Lolo Pass by taking the Mt. Lolo Pass Road is in an area on the side of Mt. The trail begins where the pavement ends. Hood National Forest, the pass sits 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Mount Hood and 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Zigzag, Oregon. It's primarily a less traveled road over broken asphalt. Hood Highway (Highway 35) south from Hood River to Oregon Route 18. Right before the waypoint #7 bridge (going north) there is an abandoned bridge within an easy walk from the road and it's an interesting find ("to the right person"). Follow Lolo Pass Road for 10.6 miles to reach the trailhead for Lolo Pass where NF-18 and NF-1810 split, and the pavement ends. The pass is traversed by the Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18) and divides the Sandy River watershed on the southwest from the Hood River watershed on the northeast. Hit this again on the way to Mt. Right at the summit there are a number of dirt roads worth heading off onto for a little exploring before dropping down into Hood River. Since moving to Portland, we have heard about Lolo Pass Road. Turn left onto Lolo Pass Road approximately one-quarter mile before reaching the Zigzag Ranger Station. Then we found miles of bare road. Best time of day for the scenery is late afternoon when the sun is to the west lighting up the mountain while its ridge lines cast dark contrasting shadows on the north face. Defiance. Lolo Pass Sno-Park Parking is limited. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/bald-mountain-from-lolo-pass-trail Still doable in a stock truck or SUV, but definitely not for a passenger car/sedan. The washout is still there, and getting a little deeper. At the junction with FR 1825, stay left on Lolo Pass Road (now FR 18), and wind up another 6.3 miles, passing the intersection with FR 1828, to where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses the road at Lolo Pass just before a junction where FR 18 makes a sharp right. Description . Lolo Racks are a solid way to easily carry 6 mountain bikes, kids bikes, road bikes, fat bikes and bmx bikes. Did this a couple of months ago and it was a fun road. “Motorway” makes it sound like a super highway or something, doesn’t it? ... We like the up direction rather than the down which can be so scenic you take your eyes off the road at the wrong times. 23 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. If anyone explores some of the adjoining forest roads let us know. The views change drastically during the four seasons giving some of the most iconic views of Mount Hood while requiring low effort to reach the viewpoints. Looking forward to linking this road to a trip up Mt. Portland, Oregon. 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