Home  •   Field Guide  •   Forums  •    Unread Posts  •   Maps  •   Find a Hike!
| Page | Discussion | View source | History | Print Friendly and PDF

Plaza Guard Station

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Remains of the fireplace at the Plaza Guard Station (bobcat)

Description

All that remains of the Plaza Guard Station is a crumbling chimney and a few remnants of the foundation. Even though they are right next to the trail, these are easy to miss as you make a sharp turn in the Plaza Trail heading towards Sheepshead Rock. Huckleberry bushes have grown up in a screen, but one clue is the old road bed coming in from the left which leads straight to the guard station site.

The guard station was one of several erected in the newly-established Mt. Hood National Forest around 1910. The purpose was to monitor the coming and going of livestock grazing on public lands. At that time, The Plaza, a wide, flat space, was mostly devoid of trees and offered open natural pasture for flocks of sheep.

More Links

Contributors

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.