Triangulation Peak Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idanha, OR that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
An easy hike with fantastic views of Mt. Jefferson and a little know gem of a cave that frames the mountain in the distance.
Fun hike and beautiful view when you get to the south side of the mountain. Kind of. boring for the first 2.25 miles then it is wonderful. Hard to find the path to Boca Cave so be on the look out.
Beautiful views at the top. It is a little difficult to find the caves, best to print out directions to store in backpack.
Excellent out and back. There's a couple spots to camp near the peak. Get some good photos of the moonrise over Mt Jefferson. Couldn't find the trail to Boca Cave though.
The review with directions starting at McCoy Creek are the best directions. Incredible views at the top, didn't have enough daylight to find the cave but that's on the agenda for next time. Loads of wild huckleberry bushes along the trail. Very easy hike except the last half mile+ which is doable but a bit strenuous on a hot day. Lots of mosquitos and biting flies except at the top; mostly will leave you alone unless you stop moving.
The drive up was pretty gnarly but it's worth it -just don't turn down the wrong road. You won't have cell service up there. There's a parking area at the top near the beginning of the trail. The whole hike is awesome and pretty easy. The beginning is pretty level and full of pungent wild flowers and then you start winding up the mountain. I encountered more than a handful of downed trees on the trail, which were no big deal. Unfortunately I couldn't find the cave. I took the trail up to Triangulation Peak, but it looked like there was another trail. The end of the hike is the peak and the views are amazing. I was able to see some campsites from the peak- maybe this is where the other trail leads? I will definitely be back!
Great hike great view.
Awesome hike! gorgeous view of mount jefferson. If you come from 126, take the alternate route. the GPS tries to take you on NF 302 to get up to the trailhead but that road is not open to vehicles. instead drive past that road and take the next forest road which is nf2233 then turn right onto nf 650 which will take you to the trailhead.
A great hike! Enjoyed this trail and blooming wildflowers along the way. Views at the top were amazing and I felt like I could just reach out & grab Mt Jefferson. Steep down to the cave, but on this very hot day it was well worth the dampness & cool breeze inside the cave.
I loved this trail! I hiked it about 2 years ago but still think about it because the view at the end was just so pretty! There was no one on the trail except for me the day that I went, and I feel like this trail is usually like that since it is so far out there! Shorter, easy hike with great views and a cool cave to check out!
Super fun trail with some amazing views. Hiked it with 6 inches of snow, more at the top and the trail was well marked. I was amazed to see a few cars up there with the conditions. Saw an amazing sunset and hiked out in the dark.
Picked a beautiful November day to hike. Gorgeous view of mt. Jefferson! Don't forget to head down to the cave but be careful it is steep.
The hike is not too bad, gets steep at the end but not for too long. The views are fantastic, and it is set in a lovely bit of forest with good shade for hot days. I definitely would recommend visiting boca cave, it really was not as bad as I had expected. Definitely some steep areas going down, but nothing dangerous and should be fine for anyone of moderate fitness. When I got there, I saw a family with two dogs in the cave. It is quite slippery though, so bring a good pair of shoes. The entrance to the trail that leads to boca is actually quite clear and veers to the left as you hike and then there is an opening before it narrows. But it's still quite obvious where footprints in the dust from previous hikers are (in the summer).
Easy stroll for the first 1.5 miles, then steady .6 mile uphill on the switchbacks to the Peak. Scramble down the extremely steep and slippery side trail 200 feet back from the peak to find Boca Cave. Well worth the hard climb back out of the cave, since the trail is all downhill on the way back out. On an extremely hot day it was bearable most of the way in the shade, but really hot on the top out in the open.
Made it about 10-15 min and went face to face with a black bear. He trotted off... And we decided to come back another time....