Mt. McLoughlin Summit Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,897' 1,188 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 9,479' 2,889 m
Low: 5,586' 1,703 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 71% (35°)
Current trail conditions
Popular hikes nearby
Mountain Lakes Loop
15.5 mi 25.0 km • Loop • 2,901 ft Ascent 884.26 m Ascent
Singletrack Klamath Falls, OR( 1 )
Rogue Wolf Loop
28.7 mi 46.1 km • Loop • 4,123 ft Ascent 1256.59 m Ascent
Singletrack Prospect, OR( 1 )
Cliff Lake: Eastern Approach
11.5 mi 18.6 km • Out and Back • 1,027 ft Ascent 313.1 m Ascent
Singletrack Fort Kalmath, OR( 2 )
Viewpoint Mike Trail
5.0 mi 8.0 km • Out and Back • 1,008 ft Ascent 307.32 m Ascent
Singletrack Shady Cove, OR( 1 )
Upper Lithia Park: 2060 to Wonder Trail
6.3 mi 10.2 km • Out and Back • 1,510 ft Ascent 460.35 m Ascent
Singletrack Ashland, OR( 1 )
Hiked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A scenic mountain trail through ponderosa pine forests with stunning views of the Cascade Range.”— Daniel Gailis
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.