DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

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wild flowers

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over grown

hiking
2 months ago

Did the hike from the Hebo Lake CG. The trailhead is a little tricky to find... it's not near the fee area. Past that there's a "Camp Host" sign, then on the right (just before the Exit sign) you'll see a meadow and a hiker's kiosk where you can park. The trail is a narrow path on the left edge of the meadow, heading into the woods. This version is maybe 7-8 miles roundtrip, 1300-1500 ft gain?

Trail is in great shape and heads through some very pleasant forest, full of green growing things and wildlife... there's even nice little wooden signs with nature facts! There's some flat sections and random steep parts, but overall it's a steady moderate grade headed up the mountain. You have to cross 2 roads and there is an unsigned junction, but it's pretty easy to navigate - just keep heading 'straight' and you're fine. Near the top there's a downed tree but you can easily detour around it using the nearby road (you'll see).

I heard there's supposed to be a lot of wildflowers at the summit meadows, but that's not the case yet... some nice patches of lilies, at least. Still probably several weeks to go. A good number of (early) spring flowers on the way up though. The coast was fogged over and it was smoggy towards Portland, so didn't actually see much - definitely save this for a clear day.