Bachelor Mountain via Bugaboo Ridge

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Bachelor Mountain via Bugaboo Ridge is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breitenbush, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October.

7.3 miles
1,817 feet
Out & Back


trail running




Excellent hike on the Bugaboo Trail up to Bachelor Mt.

1 month ago

I highly recommend this hike but make sure you do it on a clear day to enjoy the views. One of my favorite day hikes for sure. Here's a little help getting there:
The trail is located on Forest Road NF-2234 off of Highway 22. If traveling from the North it will be the next road on the right after Marion Forks. If traveling from the South it will be the next left after Straight Cr Rd. Follow 2234 until you see a “Pavement Ends” sign. Take a sharp right after the sign. Follow the gravel road until you reach road 260. This road will be on the left after the four-way intersection. The trailhead is slightly up 260 on the right.

2 months ago

Excellent hike. Trail in good shape with only a few minor downed trees in the first two miles. An abundant variety of wildflowers on display. Good view of Cascade peaks along the trail. From on top we could see from Hood to the Sisters. Be sure to look across to nearby Coffin Mountain and note the manned fire lookout.

10 months ago

The Bugaboo Trail gives you a little more distance on the approach to Bachelor Mt. It's a lesser-traveled trail, and has lots of ferns and greens falling onto the single-track trail. Still, very well marked and the views along the way are spectacular. The Bugaboo Trail intersects the main trail for the last 1/2-mile or so to get to the top. Excellent hike. The last 1/3-mile had 8-inches of snow!! Looks like it will melt off since it's so early, but a good reminder that our higher elevations can get different weather.

1 month ago