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Berry Mountain

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The south slope of Berry Mountain (bobcat)
View to Sleeping Beauty from Berry Mountain (bobcat)

Description

Berry Mountain is a cinder cone on the spine of Indian Heaven. The Pacific Crest Trail switchbacks up to thread below the three prominences on the ridge, the northernmost being the highest and the one the trail comes closest to. It's a short bushwhack up to the crest, which offers views north and east to Gifford Peak, Sleeping Beauty, and Mount Adams.

Heading north along Berry Mountain, the Pacific Crest Trail rises up the open cinder slope to get views south to Red Mountain and Mount Hood. It then passes below rock outcroppings and huckleberry slopes. Mount Adams and Sleeping Beauty are visible through the trees. The trail drops over to the west side of the ridge. At a viewpoint, one can see ahead to Gifford Peak and down to the Basin Lakes area. The trail switches over to the east side and then reaches the crest again. There’s a great view west to Mount Saint Helens and east to Mount Adams and Sleeping Beauty. Continue through huckleberry and boxwood and then switchback down at a view south to Mount Hood. There are five more switchbacks before the trail heads along the saddle between Berry Mountain and Gifford Peak.

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