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Marsh Hill

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On Marsh Hill looking towards Chatfield Hill (bobcat)
View to Tom McCall Point from Marsh Hill, Memaloose Hills (bobcat)

Description

Marsh Hill, one of the Memaloose Hills, is the 822' prominence shown on topo maps. Lupine and balsamroot are in bloom here in late April and there are views across pear orchards to Mount Hood.

A user/deer trail leads off the north side of the hill from directly opposite the summit cairn. This will take you down through oak/poison oak woods heading southeast to Marsh Cutoff Road. You can cross the fence to the big meadow on the other side and continue off trail explorations towards the Lone Pine Hills.

PLEASE NOTE: The Memaloose Hills are a very popular and crowded destination in April and May. While this hike is on public land (Mt. Hood National Forest), the trail is unofficial. In addition, the rest area and the overlook are not official trailheads and were not designed to acomodate dozens of vehicles. Too many cars parked at these spots cause safety issues. Consider doing this hike on a weekday, and always park legally without blocking traffic. If you cannot find legal parking, consider visiting other nearby trails instead: Mosier Twin Tunnels, Mosier Plateau, McCall Point, or Rowena Plateau.


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