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Scott Mountain Loop Trail

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Scott Mountain Loop Trail ist ein 9.1 Meilen langer Rundweg in der Nähe von Blue River, Oregon. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. Die Route ist am besten von Juni bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 9.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,410 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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Directions from McKenzie Bridge: Drive east on Hwy. #126 about 4.5 miles to the McKenzie Pass, Hwy. #242. Travel about 17 miles on Hwy. #242 to Scott Trailhead.

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

Went this weekend 10/11 and there was some snow on the trail but was hard packed and easy to walk through with waterproof hiking boots. Very little snow at the top of Scott mtn, camped at the top. Fresh bear tracks seen in the snow on the way back toward the bottom

wandern
3 months ago

Best views of the sisters & mt Washington from the west. No bugs in late September. Great loop except scotty way (NW part of loop) gets tedious when doing loop clockwise (after summit).

wandern
4 months ago

Amazing trail! Views from the top are spectacular. Swimming in the 2 lakes on the way up. Fair amount of mosquitos still.

wandern
5 months ago

A very enjoyable hike through forests with lakes, lava fields, and great views of the surrounding mountains. I did the loop clockwise on a Sat morning (started just before 8am). I saw 5 people during the entire hike even though the parking lot was full from overnighters. There were no mosquitoes except on the north side of Scott Mountain and near Scott Lake. The little trees and huckleberries were pretty overgrown on Scotty Way (between Scott Mountain and Hand Lake trails) but the trail was easy to follow the entire way. ~9 miles looks correct based on the time it took me to hike the loop.

wandern
kein schatten
käfer
überwachsen
5 months ago

Hiked this today. Trail is a bit overgrown, expected in the backcountry, but also took some weird low ascent switchbacks that made for a bit of a slog in the new growth forest. The mosquitoes were the true enemy of this trail, they made the hike fairly miserable and only increased in population on the summit trail. View from the top are amazing. Lava flows are really cool as well and hiking through an old burn combined with a new growth forest is super interesting. Really glad we did it once but don't think we'll ever do it again. If you're sensitive to mosquitoes, (physically or emotionally) brace yourself because they are vicious and relentless on this trail. Oh...and our GPS clocked this loop at 12 miles, not 9.

wandern
käfer
5 months ago

wandern
6 months ago

Beautiful views at the top but mosquitoes were in full force so breaks very quick.

wandern
6 months ago

No snow on the trail. Beautiful wild flowers! Didn’t do the full loop but went clockwise and came back the same way. It was about 7 miles out and back. Highly recommend! Definitely bring bug spray!

wandern
6 months ago

Did this yesterday 6/29/19 lots of snow and hard to stay on the trail. Luckly others had been up the mountain and we followed their footsteps. But I would recommend waiting a few more weeks until it melts. lots of mosquitoes so wear bug stray.

wandern
Tue Sep 04 2018

Trail done 9/2 with my two dogs; did the loop counter clockwise (benson trailhead at Scott lake to hand lake, Scott summit, back down to benson etc). I believe it’s more like 9.3-9.4 miles. Trail is nicely shaded, brushy in some places. Didn’t see anyone for the first two hours, surprising for a holiday weekend. Great views at the top, 3 sisters, Mt. Washington, Jefferson and Hood. Quite a bit of smoke in the Mckenzie valley from Terwillager Fire. About 3.5 hrs hiking time, not including a lunch break at the top and a swim break at Benson lake.

rucksacktour
Wed Aug 29 2018

Had a great trip 8/24/18! Backpacked 2.5 miles to Tenas Lake. Gorgeous sites. Then completed the loop and camped at Scott Lake. Amazing views. Hand lake was our intended night 2, but it was essentially dried up. Wide variety of features and great huckleberries.

wandern
Thu Aug 23 2018

Did the loop on 8/18/18. This is a good loop trail. It really is not that hard, it's more just long than anything else. The view from the top is excellent. If you can go on a clear day you will be rewarded -- you can see the Sisters, Mt Washington, Broken Top, Three Fingered Jack, Mt Jefferson, Mt Hood....maybe more. It was a little hazy when we went but the views were still great. I'd do it again. Bring some water and some food. I think total it was about 9.6 mi and about 25k steps. Took about 4.5 hours.

Wed Aug 08 2018

Mosquitoes still biting on 8/8 esp on Scott Mtn Trail. Smoky so views were not clear but would be terrific on a smoke free day. Maybe save for fall as second part of loop is partially exposed near lava flow and burn area.

wandern
Tue Jul 10 2018

Did this last Saturday. Fantastic hike! I started at the Hand Lake trail at the Scott Lake campground and went counterclockwise. The summit had amazing views of the three sisters, Mount Washington, Mount Jefferson, and even Mount Hood was peeking over! I did lose the trail in the snow a couple times on Scott Mountain just before the spur that brings you to the summit. The only issue was the mosquitoes. Definitely pack some bug spray. I didn’t and they were *brutal*—so bad I decided to skip the spur to Benson Lake near the end of the hike. Guess I’ll have to come back!

Sun Jul 08 2018

What a wonderful hike. Elevation gain was easy so not sure this hard except for the length of hike. Mosquitoes were fierce! Be prepared!!!

Sat Jul 07 2018

Highway 242 is always closed in winter, so certainly this trail is only appropriate for June-October. Plenty of snow to cross in July. Many mosquitos. The views are magnificent without too much of a grunt or elevation gain. Would hike again. :)

wandern
Sun Jul 01 2018

Just did this hike. I started at the Hand Lake Trailhead via Scott Lake. I went counter clockwise passing by Hand Lake first to give myself more shade and water for the second half. I ran into quite a bit of snow before reaching the junction to head up Scott Mountain, it was still manageable though. I had to bushwack my way up Scott Mountain due to a lot of snow on the north side. From Tenas Lakes back down the Benson Lake trail to Scott Lake, the trail is clear of snow. All in all it was a beautiful hike. The view from the top of Scott Mountain is spectacular. Mosquitoes were THICK! Bring spray.

wandern
Sun Apr 08 2018

Couldn't access the trailhead - Hwy 242 is closed about 6 miles up (from its beginning point off Hwy 126. Likely due to snow. This was 4-7-18.

wandern
Mon Aug 07 2017

I hiked the Scott Mountain Loop trail in early August. This is quite a beautiful hike for a “lesser” destination compared to many other options in same area. I loved the variety this 10 miles (or so) route provides: views from the summit, of course; several beautiful and very accessible lakes (Scott Lake, Hand Lake, Tenas Lakes and Benson lake in particular), up-close view of a lava flow (without the hassle to walk through one), wildflowers and beautiful wooded sections… not to mention some healthy cardio workout (w/o too much exertion). A few key observations. Lots of parking spots at the trailhead, but most where taken when I got there at 8am on a Saturday – likely because folks camp overnight along Scott or other lakes. Bugs are found around the lakes but also almost always to the summit. I was reminded that they will find a way through light clothing of even the elbow brace I was wearing to protect a recent injury. The abundance of lakes along the way makes It easy to replenish your water supply (with the proper water filtering/treatment of course) if you get low or want to travel very light and just drink from the lakes. I walked the loop counterclockwise so that the flatter section from Scott Lake to Hand Lake would work as a nice warm up, to enjoy the early morning light at more open vistas (the leg from the trailhead to the summit is mostly viewless – except the lakes), and also to replenish my water supply and cool myself on the way down from the summit at a few lakes when heat was as its peak. The summit is rather spacious and provides many spots to enjoy the views (Mt Jefferson, Three-Fingers Jack, Mt Washington, Belknap Crater, Black Crater, Three Sisters and Broken top were visible on a slightly hazy August day) All sections of the loop are well cut and well maintained. The only potential exception is the trail going up the Eastern slope of Scott Mountain (“Scott Way” - #4345) which was a bit overgrown in places, with a few blown-down trees, and made using hiking poles a bit uncomfortable. I tried to go a bit further north on the Hand Lake trail (past the junction with “Scott Way”) but quickly retreated due to blow-downs and encroaching vegetation.

wandern
Mon Aug 11 2014

Started at trail head to Scott Trail, located off of Hwy 242 at turn off to Scott Lake. Hiked to Four In One Cone and back. Beautiful hike, fair amount of elevation gain, varied terrain. Hike through meadows, forest and large lava field. Hike distance about 12 miles. Camped at Paradise campground off of Hwy 126. About 30 minute drive to trailhead.

wandern
Sat Mar 03 2012

Scott Trail to PCT. Then southward on the PCT to Rainbow Falls. Onto Obsidian Trail back to the car. Fantastic hike. Be sure to get the necessary permit to hike thru the Obsidian trail area (phone ahead to the McKenzie Ranger Station to reserve a permit). Done this hike twice, the second time getting caught in a rain/snow storm.

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