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Huffman Peak

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Huffman Peak and the North Siouxon drainage on the right side of the picture (taken from Mount Mitchell) (bobcat)


Huffman Peak is a prominence on the high ridge that runs north of Siouxon Creek. It is about 60 feet lower than Siouxon Peak to the northeast on the same ridge. The two are connected by the Huffman Peak Trail. From the trail, you can attempt the short bushwhack through ridge crest forest to the summit, an old lookout site, which affords views north to Mount Mitchell, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams. You can also get a vista south to Mount Hood. The summit has rock gardens with wildflowers in the summer, but since the lookout was decommissioned, the trees are beginning to grow around it and are beginning to restrict the views. Be warned that, although short, you will have to force the way through bushes to reach the top. Scout around from the Huffman Trail for the best route, but the easiest ascents are from the east or the north. If you are not into bushwhacking, skip it and enjoy the trailside view from the scree slope on the north side of the peak.

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