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Cedar Falls-Cedar Mountain Trail Junction

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

A light trail heads up the ridgeline to Cedar Mountain (Jeff Statt)
A bit of a clearing just past the junction. (Jeff Statt)
Cedar Falls from the trail just before the junction (Jeff Statt)

Description

This unmarked four-way junction can be a little hard to spot and takes a bit of imagination to see once you get there. When walking the Cedar Falls Trail from east to west, watch for this junction about a quarter mile past the Cedar Creek Crossing. You will follow the creek for a little ways, then the water drops out of sight below you to the left. The trail curves slightly to the right and is now on a bit of a hillside. The view opens up a bit here. On a clear day there is a nice view of Hamilton Mountain due east. If you keep an eye out downhill to your left you can just make out the falls (More so in the winter months when the leaves don’t obscure the view). If you can’t see them, you will likely hear them! From this point, follow the trail not even a hundred feet more before it takes a sharp turn right. Just as you take that sharp turn, look uphill. This vaguely defined ridgeline marks the Cedar Mountain Trail. If you have a GPS (recommended for any hikes through this area) be sure to mark a waypoint. If you reenter the dense forest and begin to see a bowl-like, pond-like flat area to your left, you’ve passed it.


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