Bachelor Mountain Trail

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Bachelor Mountain Trail is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,223 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Detroit: Follow Hwy. 22 east from Detroit Ranger Station for 21 miles; turn onto Road 11 (Straight Creek Road). Follow to the second junction with Road 1168. (Do not turn at the first 1168 junction; road is closed.) Follow to road 430.

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1 month ago

Must be the best panoramic view in the area. Not really hard If your are in shape

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over grown
3 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

The second half seemed like the hardest part, as you have to start scaling over rocks with a steep slope. Payoff at the top is well worth the effort. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen!

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked yesterday. Awesome. Plenty of flowers. Tiger lilies, sedum blooms and bear grass, aster, black eye Susan, purple hearts, plus hummingbirds. Stretches of shade and lichen on trees for cool downs. Ridges are safely maintained, sunny and not hazardous.. False summit is a good photo place. No snow. Top has remnants of fire watch station with melted glass. Cool trail viewing mt theilson at beginning with coffin mountain fire watch to the south. Then growing views of 3 sisters, mt Washington, 3 finger Jack and then Mt Jeff in its finest at the peAk. Then you get a eye full of Mount Jeff. My fitness ap said 5.1 miles and not 3.5 so I think it is wrong.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail, amazing views. Bear grass still in bloom! We were the only ones on the mountain, lightly traveled. Took almost 2 hours RT, could’ve hiked it quicker if we didn’t stop for picture overload. Highly recommend!!

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bugs
over grown
4 months ago

We actually stumbled upon this trail by accident, intending to hike coffin mountain trail! Nonetheless it was a great little hike, would rate it closer to moderate and would be ok to take dog on! Bring lots of water and don’t mind the bugs, it’s mostly bees enjoying the wildflowers!

hiking
5 months ago

Short, sweet, and to the point. about 5.5 miles of nartow gravel roads to reach the trailhead. AWD reccomend but not required as the roads are in decent shape. A few downed trees at the beginning of the trail but not too many. Saw a Toyota Camry leaving on my way there. Most of the hike is not under tree cover so keep that in mind. Great views and hardly any people so I think it's a good choice if you're on a time crunch. Last minute change of plans when I found out Pamelia lake is all limited access so I have no complaints.

hiking
Thu Sep 06 2018

This hike is straight up the mountain. None of this trail flattens but the views are great of the mountains. 3.5 miles feels like 6 miles when you go up. The trail is completely made of either rocks or sand. Some parts have shade from trees but the last mile is mainly rock with no trees. Wear sunscreen! !!Bring lots of water!!

Sun Jul 08 2018

Awesome views!!

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Tue May 29 2018

One of my favorites in Oregon...the slog to the top is worth it. I went Memorial Day and from the summit I could see north to Rainier and South to Diamond Peak. Be sure to treat your clothes with premethrin, early season ticks are prevalent (I had to learn this the hard way). Bring lots of water and sunscreen as the final 2/3 of the route is quite exposed. Route finding may be difficult in the early season, there were still 1-2 foot drifts in shaded areas.

backpacking
Tue Aug 22 2017

Very beautiful ! Backpacked here for the eclipse, stayed on the saddle by the fase summit. Very windy at night. Beautiful alpine forest with wildflowers, and AMAZING views! Awesome place. Scree in the last couple hundred feet from the summit can make it difficult for som people .

Mon Jun 06 2016

Great views from the top, great hike. Although, I don't think it's anywhere near 8 miles. According to USFS it's closer to 4 miles.

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