Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Snow will frequently block access from November to mid-May.
Need to Know
No restroom at trailhead.
Access to the trailhead is easy in any vehicle. Heading east on the Weston-Elgin Hwy 204, turn onto McDougal Camp Road just past milepost 14. The road become Forest Service #3715. Drive on a good graveled road for about three miles to the end. The ZigZag Spring trailhead has been recently repaired and trail directional signage added.
The first portion of the trail is officially Lick Creek Trail USFS # 3070. The trail heads west through a short forested section where the trail diverges with Lick Creek heading down canyon to the Umatilla River. There is a spring about 100 yards from the trailhead which is a good source of water. The trail opens up to the ridge line and can be rocky in places. The views at the end of the trail will make the effort worth it.
This is particularly beautiful in the spring (May/June).
Flora & Fauna
Spectacular spring wildflowers. A field of Avalanche Lillies can be seen right after the snow leaves the slopes in May.