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Gunsight Trail #685

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

A short, but rigorous, ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood.

Liz

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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

Point to Point

5,918' 1,804 m

High

5,234' 1,595 m

Low

808' 246 m

Up

943' 287 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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Plan on late July at the earliest to avoid snow melt and to make sure the singletrack trail portion has been cleared.

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The Gunsight Trail #685 (also called the Gunsight Butte Trail #685) has numerous short climbs, dips, and several more rugged sections. At just over five miles long the trail parallels FR-3550, even joining the road at a few discrete points. The trail dips in and out of the forest, across open meadows, and reaches a high point of 5920 feet. Here soak in the wide open views of Mt. Hood to the west by hiking a short distance off the trail out on the rocky outcrop. The trail dips and then climbs again wrapping around Gunsight Butte before sharply descending to Gumjuwac Saddle at its northern end.

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Mt. Hood from the top of the Camp Windy Trail
Feb 20, 2018 near Governm…, OR
Incredible views of Mt. Hood from Gunsight Ridge.
Sep 6, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Mount Hood from Gunsight Ridge
Nov 6, 2017 near Governm…, OR
The old sign at Gumjuwac Saddle
Nov 6, 2017 near Governm…, OR

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