Devils Ridge Trail to Devil's Peak

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Devils Ridge Trail to Devil's Peak is a 9.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.7 km Elevation Gain: 727 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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1 month ago

Completed on 12/26/19, made it to the top due to almost perfect timing and conditions. If taking the tree trail loop back, just lastt the emerald forest trail junction, make sure you go left at the intersection back too the spotted owl trail. Going straight will take you to the cabins. Minimal ice and snow on the trail since the deeper parts of the canyon have a southwest facing slope, and the faces near the peak get sun. trail was perfect crunchy mix, thawing between icy and muddy. Other peaks to the west even had more snow. I enjoyed the steepness and got up within 2 hours. Fun if you're in shape, not recommended if you are not. It was a 30°F out and I was hiking shirtless at one point to avoid soaking my shirt more. constant sunshine was a big plus

Mon Jul 23 2018

This hike is not for beginners! The hike is really steep for about 2 miles, but the last mile gets rough. You have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL going down since it is easy to fall. Hike at your own risk and with caution.

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Sun Jul 15 2018

Completed this hike yesterday. From the unmarked trailhead at the gate, it’s realitively flat & easy for the first 1.5 miles. At the intersection of Spotted Owl & Devils Ridge, we opted to take the Cliff route to the right. This is where the climbing begins in earnest. Your quads will scream at you at the steepness of this ridge, but hey that’s why they call it a ridge! The views of the canyon are well worth it. After a brief rest there we continued to the top. Switchback after switchback, the trail continued to test our fortitude. About 1.5 miles from the summit, the trail fades out in places only a mountain goat could navigate but follow the green flagging & you’ll find your way. Round the last bend & you’ll be greeted by the glacier side of Mt. Jefferson. Sweet panoramic views of the canyon. The return down stressed our knees & quads for the first 2 miles but mellowed out by taking the Spotted Owl trail back down to the right of the intersection. Only saw one other hiker up there.

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Sat Dec 09 2017

Great incline!! Nice hike, there was a sign saying hazardous trail go at your own risk due to the previous fire. We went to the summit and it's steep and a couple fallen trees. snow at the top. We scrambled to the top. blazed our own trail due to the packed snow and the steep incline we had to get off the trail the last .4 miles. beautiful top months rocks. the hike is rewarding in its self, challenging, steep, scenery, and a few cliffs make great break stops. so worth it. highly recommend this hike!!!!

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Tue May 30 2017

the trail starts at the spotted owl trail head. the begining is flat and easy, after that its up and up ! to an old lookk out sight. great views at the top!

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