Little Zigzag River – A beautiful stretch of creek located just east of Rhododendron just before you start the climb up to Government Camp. Located along and at the end of the Kiwanis Camp Road (Forest Road 2639) it is an easily accessible creek. It runs along the road with several areas that allow creek access including the Paradise Park trail head campground. But the best is at the end of the road where you will find a trail head and a short, easy hike to Little Zigzag Falls.
At the trailhead you can see remnants of the old highway as it approached Laurel Hill, the steepest part of the drive for the old cars venturing up to the mountain in the old days.
Gary Randall is a licensed outfitter and guide for the Columbia River Gorge and is authorized by the US Forest Service to conduct tours and workshops there. Gary has lived in and around the gorge all of his life. He knows the area, it’s attractions and its pitfalls. The views and scenic spots to get the ideal photo.
If you choose to tour Mt Hood or The Columbia River Gorge without a guide please use this list as a way to maximize your time on your visit. And please enjoy your stay.