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Scouters Mountain

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Picnic shelter on the top of Scouters Mountain (bobcat)


Scouters Mountain is one of about 25 Boring volcanoes in this part of Clackamas and Multnomah Counties. Most of these are unnamed, but named summits include Powell Butte, Mount Scott, Mount Talbert, and Hunsinger Peak. Scouters Mountain itself has two vents.

The Boy Scouts owned much of the crest of the mountain and had a lodge here, but eventually found maintenance costs burdensome. In 2011, a public consortium of Metro, the City of Happy Valley, and the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District purchased the property. The Scouters Mountain Nature Park was officially opened to visitors in August, 2014.

The summit is almost surrounded by tall Douglas-firs, but there are views east to Mount Hood. The covered picnic shelter here was partially constructed using materials from the old Boy Scout Lodge.

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