hiking
5 days ago

Great hike! Lots of wildflowers, ferns and Oregon Grape all along the trail. The scramble to the top of the rock can be a little treacherous - beware.

hiking
8 days ago

Bring water! This is a butt burner!

hiking
1 month ago

Steep hike, pretty much no level trail. Great workout though and the view at the top is great if it's clear. Not a crowded hike which is nice. Well defined trail, a few narrow spots though.

Difficult but rewarding hike! Lots of snow the last third (12-12-16) of the trail. Beautiful views. Lots of madrones shedding their bark!!

trail running
8 months ago

uphill all the way up, downhill all the way down. plenty sore after doing this as a trail run.

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely an up hill climb but worth it!

11 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful when flowers are in full bloom. 3 stars because you can hear road traffic for majority of the hike.

hiking
11 months ago

I happened to do this loop this past Tuesday in fantastic 75 degree clear skies weather from mid afternoon until about 7:30 pm, and it was pure heaven regarding long range views; (From Diamond peak in Oregon north to Mt. Adams in southern Washington.) The large variety of wildflowers was impressive also, as most were peaking, no pun intended. All of this along with impressive old growth firs and well maintained trails culminated in a wonderful experience. For those people who have never done the Browder mountain trail from the gate creek trailhead, I strongly recommend it as a great alternative to this loop, with many of the same features and possibly even better views from the top. Its only a few miles away besides. With its huge bracken fern sloping meadows, people who have hiked crescent mountain will see striking similarities between both trails. Its also only a short distance away off of state route 20. (Crescent mountain.)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

haven't been on the full loop but I have hiked this many times hunting.. looking forward to the full hike very soon.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

nice hike I will do it again..

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Monday, May 30, 2016

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

nice hike, combined with Pechuck lookout.