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Heartbreak Ridge

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Table Mountain from Heartbreak Ridge (Steve Hart)
Looking eastward over the 2008 Greenleaf Slide up the Columbia River Gorge (Steve Hart)
Looking west (Steve Hart)


Heartbreak Ridge is a very steep ridgeline on the southwest corner of Table Mountain. The Heartbreak Ridge Trail climbs the ridge breaking more knees than hearts. The point picked out here in a saddle right on the edge of the cliffs. From here, you can get a good look at the cliffs making up the south face of Table Mountain. It would also be a good place to die if you were to get careless.

The trail continuing up to the summit of the mountain drops steeply here and you'll probably experience a bit of personal heartbreak as you give up hard-earned elevation that you know you'll need to regain.

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