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Twin Peaks Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 585' 178 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 3,144' 958 m
Low: 2,562' 781 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A trail to views from the summit of Twin Peaks.

Bruce Hope

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.

The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don’t hike on these.

There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

The 1.1 mile long Twin Peaks Trail takes you from Parking Area P-5, past the Cascade Crest Vista Shelter, to the Twin Peaks Saddle and a junction with the Atsahu Trail. From the saddle you can easily visit Lower Twin Peak or continue, steeply, up to the Twin Peaks Overlook viewpoint on Upper Twin Peak.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

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Oct 11, 2019
Ciarra Danielle Holub
May 23, 2019
Bruce Hope

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Photos

The shelter on the Twin Peaks Trail
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
View east from the Cascade Crest Shelter
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
Descending from Upper Twin Peak
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
The view from atop Upper Twin Peak
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
An old miner's shovel along the Owl Hoot Trail
Sep 6, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
Stepping down to the Twin Peaks Trail.
Sep 9, 2018 near Jackson…, OR

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