Hawk Mountain Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Hawk Mountain Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Breitenbush, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles
941 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




A great short hike to amazing views of Mt. Jefferson. On top of Hawk Mountain the only thing that remains is the old cabin. The site was developed in 1919 with a 60 foot three-legged timber platform tower and a frame cabin (still there). The site was abandoned in the 1950's.

2 months ago

This was an amazing family trip. Number 2 family backpacking trip and we had tons of fun, and adventure. It snowed after we got there, and the kids loved playing in it! Fire pit available, and the cabin made everyone much more comfortable, especially with the snow. Our youngest at 6 was able to conquer the elevation at a slow but steady pace and minimal stops. We didn't get to experience the view due to clouds, and snow, but that didn't make/break the trip, or experience. I would love to go back here just for a clear night to see the stars!

9 months ago

Nice hike. Love that you are able to go inside the cabin and even stay. There is a notebook in there to leave your name. Would love to come back and camp, maybe when snow is falling. Good view of Jefferson.

10 months ago

Amazing hike during the fall for fall colors! We saw no one on the trail and it was super easy to follow and not get lost. The cabin was also fantastic to check out. Definitely a must hike!

Getting there.... GPS takes you past the trailhead. 4 way gravel intersection turn left, when you come to a T-intersection, trailhead is on your right, park anywhere along there. Trailhead sign says Rho Ridge TR #564. 3/4 of the way there, there is a sign for hawk mountain turn right and follow it up.

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