Located on the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway in the shadow of Oregon's iconic Mt. Hood, Zigzag is an unincorporated community between the Clackamas County communities of Welches and Rhododendron. It's a quiet, peaceful place perfect for those looking for a serene getaway. Those planning on climbing Mt. Hood or skiing at nearby Mt. Hood Meadows often stay in Zigzag vacation rentals.
Mt. Hood National Forest provides abundant opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and nature photography, and Zigzag is sits right in the middle of it. The Salmon River Trail is one of the more popular hiking trails, offering three miles of flat, wheelchair-friendly terrain with comfortable benches ideal for simply sitting and enjoying the forest ambiance. The Salmon River Trail connect to the Wildwood Recreation Site for those who want a longer hike. Both trails offer spectacular bird watching opportunities and have many great picnic spots. The local ranger station can provide guests with current information on outdoor activities in the area.
Golf enthusiasts won't want to pass up a visit to The Courses at the Resort at the Mountain. There are three of them, and each one is surrounded by such abundant natural beauty that some players say they have a hard time keeping their eyes on the ball. When you're tired out from a day on the golf course or from hiking, you can soothe tired muscles with a visit to The Spa at Mt. Hood. Guests and residents of Zigzag also enjoy easy access to the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls.
Zigzag is a beautiful destination no matter what the season. At slightly less than 38 miles from Portland, Zigzag is a convenient outdoor recreation option for those flying into the Portland airport as well as residents of the state of Oregon.