Mount Washington Via Pacific Crest Trail is a 10.3 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, OR that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a technical mountain that requires rock climbing and mountaineering skills. There is extreme exposure so it is not for people with fears of heights. You will approach the mountain via the Pacific Crest Trail and then follow a steep climbers trail to the north ridge which you will follow to the final summit block. The first 75 feet to the top of the "the nose" is often considered the most difficult in the climb. Once on top, enjoy the views north of Three Fingered Jack and Jefferson and south to the Sisters and Broken Top.
Recommend a guide unless you are well-trained in mountaineering. Exposure and loose rock leave lots of room for human error. Brandon S with Timberline Mtn Guides is awesome; he took myself and 17 year old daughter safely up and back yesterday. An excellent experience start to finish (took about 11 hours)
It is about 14 miles round trip.
From Hwy 20 to backside of Mt.Washington 13 miles. moderate hike lots of down trees in the trail, most of the forest is burnt. Views are great when clear sky.