Castle Canyon Trail

HARD 19 reviews
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Castle Canyon Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles
882 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

rock climbing




wild flowers


Directions from Rhododendron: Follow Highway 26 to just west of the only store and turn north onto E Arlie Mitchel Road. Follow this north 0.3 to junction with Henry Creek Road. Turn left at this junction. Trail is mile down the road.

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6 months ago

Loves this hike. Pretty intense up hill but so fun!

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9 months ago

This is a fun little hike, enough to get the heart pumping but nothing that requires too much effort. If you go on a day when it's rained recently (or is raining), the second half of the ascent can be slick and a bit tricky to navigate. I found myself on my hands and butt a few times. Worth the effort, and it's a beautiful sight looking down on some of the lower-hanging clouds. Between 1 and 1.5 hrs, round trip. I combined this with the Flag Mountain hike, only a few minutes away on the other side of Rte. 26...makes for a fun 4 hours.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

cross country skiing
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Not for those who are afraid of heights. The first part of the trail is nice; a narrow, windy, moderately steep path through old forest. In May the bugs, birds, and wildflowers were all present! The trail starts to get steep (some spots have rocks/roots for traction, others don't) about halfway. Very rocky at the top, watch your step as you explore and take awesome pictures. Not a good hike for young kids or unruly/bold dogs. Great for the adventuresome, adrenaline-seekers!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Great little hike. Little steep and there's definitely a fall hazard. Worth the risk if you're up for the challenge.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Beautiful hike; not long so you can get a quick hike in and get on to other stuff in your day. Really pretty, a little slippery with wet on mud and rocks, be careful

Monday, August 17, 2015

Gorgeous! Peaceful, beautiful views, good incline. Great hike.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Excellent short hike. Straight up with plenty of cool rock structures and spectacular views.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Crazy little hike, Pretty sketchy at the top
There's some good climbing areas for those climbers out there.