Crescent Mountain Trail is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for about 41.8 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 2067 (Lava Lake.) Continue 1 mile and turn left on spur 508 and drive 0.5 miles to the trailhead on the right.
Nice hike, elevation is a bit tough at parts but is manageable. Trail is well marked, there was a bit of water at the start but nothing on the second half. The views from the top are unbelievable on a clear day. Today we saw everything from Rainier to 3 sisters. At the top there are remnants of an old lookout tower, but be careful with dogs as there is TONS of broken glass. Very little snow on the peak and almost none on the trail. Highly recommended day hike, we completed in a little over 6.5 hours taking our time and taking a long lunch at the top.
This is a great hike in the Cascade foothills outside of near Detroit, OR. Trail starts easy enough, but then it ascends until you reach the "top" of the mountain. There are views of the 3 Sisters, Mt. Jeff, and on a really good day Mt. Washington, Hood, and even Rainier.
Plenty of shade in the forest, as you hike up, up, up to the wide open view of the mountain tops. Keep going it's worth making it to the top where you can sit up there and soak in the view. Once you do make it to the top if you look to the left over the edge you will see a small lake (it's green), and I am guessing it must be Lava Lake. There is a flat cement slab at the top that will easily fit two people. Over to the left is Jefferson Mountain, and to the right you can see Sisters three mountain tops, you are looking down on the forest. It's over 5,000 feet up at the top and it's a bird's eye view for sure.