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Mt. McLoughlin Summit Trail

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Length


4.5 Miles 7.3 Kilometers


3,897' 1,188 m

Ascent

-6' -2 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

71%

Max Grade (35°)

9,479' 2,889 m

High

5,586' 1,703 m

Low

Shared By Daniel Gailis

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A scenic mountain trail through ponderosa pine forests with stunning views of the Cascade Range.

Daniel Gailis

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Limited to 12 person groups or less.

Description

Mt. McLoughlin is located within Sky Lakes Wilderness and is a 9,495-foot peak in the Cascade Mountain Range. It is also the highest peak in southern Oregon. The 4.5-mile long trail to the summit winds through a ponderosa pine forest and ascends through rocky terrain as you reach the summit.

The trail can be difficult to identify as you reach the last mile of trail before the summit, although it is very well traveled and a popular route during the summer months. The trail follows the natural spine to the summit where you'll not be disappointed.

After leaving the parking lot, the trail merges with the Pacific Crest Trail at about the 1-mile mark. It is common for hikers to easily miss the left turn/intersection off of the PCT for the Mt. McLoughlin Trail and many end up taking a day trip along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) instead. Watch for the signs to go left.

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Sep 23, 2017
Halle Enyedy
Sep 1, 2017
Bruce Hope
No snow this time but still a lot of smoke from wildfires.
Jul 21, 2017
Collin Gould
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Aug 20, 2016
Mo Khashan
6h 26m
May 13, 2015
Sudarshan Karki

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last year as part of a (self-inflicted) fundraiser challenge, I climbed it 4 times in 24 hours... long day! Feb 23, 2018

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