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 Detroit, 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.

Distance: 7.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,817 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Excellent hike on the Bugaboo Trail up to Bachelor Mt.

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26 days ago

Trail is inaccessible unless your vehicle can overcome 2+ feet of snow and fallen trees, on an incline. In which case, go right on through because the gate is wide open! (note, rated this 5 stars because that is the avg rating at the time - not because I actually did the trail)

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3 months ago

Hiked on 11/2/19 - no snow, good trail conditions. really should be classified moderate but amazing views of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, 3 fingered Jack, Sisters, and Hood from the ridge and summit. A great way to get your friends addicted to hiking.

Great hike with views of Mnt Jefferson, 3Fingered Jack and the Sisters. Not much room for parking at the trail head, maybe 3 cars. Watch for some holes on the trail.

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6 months ago

Recently cleared by the Salamander crew, this trail is more moderate than hard for most hikers. Still lots of wild flowers out today. We hiked with our pup and passed a handful of other hikers. If you have your pup(s) with you, be careful at the summit- there is heavy broken glass all over at the top- maybe from some old equipment or something? Overall, stellar hike. Highly recommend. Just gorgeous views.

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7 months ago

July 13: Picked this trail up from Bachelor TH, but I have also caught it from the Bugaboo TH. It is bursting with wildflowers. Clear trail, muddy in only a couple of spots, gorgeous vistas...took Bugaboo to Bruno Meadows. Bruno Meadows has peek-a-boo views of Jefferson and a cool rocky viewpoint showcasing it fully, but the trail is overgrown with deadfall. It needs love, but Bugaboo is in awesome shape. It is so quiet with few hikers.

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7 months ago

Awesome hike, definitely one of my favorites in Oregon! Mountain views were awesome - could see all the way from Hood to the Sisters. Tons of wildflowers out. Not too challenging, I would say this is closer to a moderate hike. Started the hike on a Friday around noon. Only passed a handful of people on the trail. Took about 4 hours - 3.5 hours hiking and 0.5 hours at the top. Google Maps directions got me to the Bugaboo trailhead no problem. Just search "Bugaboo Trailhead". Don't miss the trailhead on your right as you start walking down the gravel road! We had to double back.

this trail is absolutely amazing when the flowers are in bloom! on clear days you get a great viee of Jefferson almost the whole way! SOOOOOO many flowers!! may through about July...

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Tue Sep 04 2018

The trail starts on a small gravel road, and be careful not to miss the trailhead about 2,000 feet from the entrance on the right. I have never been on a trail without seeing any other hikers—so if you’re looking for a private, wild, and true hike, this is it! The views are incredible at most points, and it never got too hot due to wind. The bugs are almost all gone, but try to wear pants to help combat plants from cutting and poking your legs. Most of the trail is single-file and quite rugged. Overall amazing, easy to get to, and only hard in distance. The ascent isn’t bad at all.

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Sat Jun 30 2018

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.

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Tue Jun 19 2018

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.

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Mon Sep 25 2017

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.

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