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Castle Rock Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View of the Three Sisters from Castle Rock (Cheryl Hill)
View from Castle Rock (Cheryl Hill)
  • Start point: Castle Rock TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: Castle Rock
  • Trail Log:
  • Hike Type: Out-and-back
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • High point: 3,808 feet
  • Elevation gain: 630 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Seasons: April-December
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No

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Hike Description

From the trailhead follow the trail into the trees. The trail forks almost immediately; take the right fork heading uphill. The trail switchbacks up the mountain, passing through a grassy meadow. After 1.25 miles you reach the summit.

The flat rocky summit was once home to a fire lookout, now gone. The trees and vegetation have grown up, so you have to move around to different parts of the summit to get views in various directions. You can see the broad valley of the McKenzie River, Mt. Washington, and the Three Sisters.


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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades - 4th edition, by William L. Sullivan

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