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Franklin Ridge Trail #427

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,023' 312 m
Descent: -13' -4 m
High: 2,743' 836 m
Low: 1,732' 528 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A pleasant trail connecting the Multnomah and Oneonta Creek drainages.

Bruce Hope

Features Fall Colors · Views · Commonly Backpacked

This trail is in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow between November and May.

Description

This trail connects Larch Mountain Trail #441 and Oneonta Trail #424 providing a longer loop opportunity within the wilderness. It affords some unique views of the Oneonta drainage from the west.

Starting from the Larch Mountain Trail #441, the #427 climbs easily north for 0.7 miles, then make a sharp turn to the right (east) on to the ridge. It then ascends the ridge for 1.4 miles to end at a junction with the Oneonta Trail #424. The gradient is gentle and the tread typically forest duff.

Most of this trail is in the forest but there is one spot—identified by rocky outcrops next to the trail—where there are limited views to the east.

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Apr 17, 2015
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Mount Adams from the Franklin Ridge Trail
Feb 22, 2018 near Bridal…, OR

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