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Union Peak Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The PCT heading south from the Union Peak trailhead (B. Hope)


Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south to Exit 188 south of Eugene for Highway 58, Oakridge, and Klamath Falls. Go 86.2 miles on Highway 58, passing through the town of Oakridge, and bear right to merge with Highway 97S. Proceed south on 97 for 17.9 miles and turn left onto Highway 138 for Diamond Lake and Crater Lake National Park. Continue west on Hwy 138 to its junction with Hwy 230 and take Hwy 230 south to its junction with Hwy 62. Turn left on Hwy 62 and proceed 15 miles east to a "Pacific Crest Trail Parking" sign (at Milepost 72, about 1 mile west of the turnoff into the park's South Entrance) and turn right into a dirt parking lot. There is room here for 10-12 cars but no amenities. There is no entrance fee or permits required to access this trailhead.

Alternate: Drive I-5 south to the Hwy 62 exit (Exit 30) in Medford, then follow Hwy 62 to the trailhead parking area.

Hikes starting here


  • Beckie's restaurant in Union Creek (1.5 miles south of the Hwy 62 / Hwy 230 junction on Hwy 62) is famous for its pies (whole or by the slice); their hamburgers are good too. Open all year.
  • There is a general store in Union Creek that sells soft drinks and snacks.


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