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Horsepasture Mountain Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View of the Three Sisters from Horsepasture Mountain (Cheryl Hill)
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Hike Description

The trail climbs up from the road and immediately reaches an intersection with the Olallie Trail. Take the extreme left-hand trail to head up Horsepasture Mountain. The trail parallels the road for a awhile, staying in the forest, before it starts climbing. The trail switchbacks up the mountain through meadows of beargrass, queen anne's lace, tiger lilies, lupine, columbine, and other wildflowers.

The trail emerges into the large open summit area where wildflowers bloom in July. As you make the last little push to the summit views of the surrounding mountains emerge. You'll pass beneath a rocky point on this double-pointed mountain, but the true summit is straight ahead, marked by a USGS survey marker. A flat spot next to the summit with metal stakes marks the spot where the old fire lookout once stood.

Views include Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, the Three Sisters, Mt. Bachelor, and Diamond Peak.

Return the way you came.

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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, fourth edition, by William L. Sullivan

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