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Summit Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 333' 101 m
Descent: -187' -57 m
High: 4,094' 1,248 m
Low: 3,765' 1,148 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A short summit trail leading from the parking area to Mary's Peak.

Tony Redford

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy trail, paved road access and lots of area to ramble.

Description

This is an easy trail from the parking area to the top of the peak. This follows the hiking trail but there is also a large gravel road which you can follow to the top alternatively. You pass through a small portion of forest but are mostly in alpine meadows with abundant wildflowers, with peak bloom from mid-June to mid-July. There are excellent views right from the TH, but they are even better from the top.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of wildflowers, including lupines, columbines, Columbia lilies, larkspur, Sitka valerian, thistles and penstemon. Lots of birds.

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Jan 26, 2020
Benjamin Forrest
1.1mi — 0h 24m
Apr 24, 2019
Jose Lopez
Aug 15, 2018
Eric Faubry
Aug 3, 2017
Tony Redford
Clear day with excellent views and abundant wildflowers! 1.9mi — 0h 45m
Aug 1, 2017
Dong Vo

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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#181

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Lots of Penstemon along trail during late June
Aug 3, 2017 near Philomath, OR
Panorama looking east just before summit
Aug 3, 2017 near Philomath, OR
View from summit, including Mount Hood and Mount Rainier
Aug 3, 2017 near Philomath, OR

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