Mount June Trail

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Mount June Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dexter, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles
1,017 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



This short and steep hike to the top of Mt June will reward you with views of the Three Sisters and the Cascade range. A former lookout site, the summit at Mount June is the area's tallest peak at 4,618ft. The hike is short at 1.2 miles from trailhead to peak, but there are some fairly steep sections. The hike will take you through a Douglas fir forest with rhododendrons scattered throughout. From the top you will get nice views of the Three Sisters as well as Diamond Peak.

18 days ago

Great view!! 15 mile drive up windy road. Short and steep hike.

24 days ago

Amazing hike just went end of june great hike made it up in an impala, but would suggest a 4x4 due to pit holes!

1 month ago

5 stars for the view at the top! I didn’t actually hike all of the 2.8 miles track as we opted for the longer 7+ miles hike. I don’t recommend the longer one unless you’re with somebody who’s done it before. The trailhead is not marked and there was a sign along the way that was almost impossible to see on your way up and we ended up hiking 5+ miles in the wrong direction. But the actual Mount June summit is absolutely gorgeous!

1 month ago

Really well maintained trail! Nice drive up - follow directions carefully and set your odometer to find the last access road 1721. (small triangle of road on the left when approaching) Some light hail, cloudy day so no view for us, but still worth it! Great exercise - suggest poles and/or walking stick because this trail is s t e e p!

1 month ago

We had a some rain, hail, snow, and splash of sunshine. A nice short adventure in the mountains for my birthday

We enjoyed this hike very much. Excellent views. Steep so there are many opportunities to stop and enjoy your surroundings on the way up while catching your breath. We hiked up at dusk and came out with headlamps after a beautiful sunset.

10 months ago

Fun hike, had the trail all to ourselves!

10 months ago

We were looking for Hardesty Trail but couldn't find it and we ran into this. Short hike, but very consistently uphill which makes for a challenge. Great views at the top.

10 months ago

Great hike!

10 months ago

I'll have to come back when there's no smoke!

10 months ago

I started from the Lost Creek trailhead #3462 (use the USDA Forest Service website) which is a nice kept trail. Be aware that Goodman Creek road has a lot of potholes in the beginning and as you get closer to the trailhead is has bigger ones as well so take your time to maneuver around them. It might be better to take the paved forest service roads up and park on NF-511 (where the trail touches the road) if you have a low clearance car and it also has a bigger spot to park.

Once you hit the junction, the trail to Mt June has vegetation growing over the trail at some spots, but it is manageable.

The Lost Creek trail is about 3 miles and from the junction to the summit of Mt June is about 1 mile.

11 months ago

Easy hike, cool look out. Went on a Wednesday after work nobody was there but me.

11 months ago

This was a nice short hike. Good views at the top. There is a junction after about 0.7 miles up the trail directing hikers to the right for Mount June and the left for Sawtooth ridge . The sign says the summit is after 0.5 miles. That is wrong. It's closer to 0.7, however there will be a clearing at 0.5, stay on the trail to the left. This section is straight up but did it with an almost 4 year old on my back. Directions from all trails did not work. There were closed gates.

The sign for sawtooth ridge is also a little confusing. However it is a couple miles past the junction, I would assume between 2 & 3. You can also reach eagles crest if following the trail to sawtooth. However the trail signs don't give indication of distance.

Not a bad hike but not at the top of my priority list ATM to go back to the other hikes right away.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Great views from Mt Mcloughlin to Mt Jefferson. This short trail can be made into a 2600' gain, 8.6 mile round trip by starting from the little known lower trailhead from a gravel loop pullout on the right side of the road roughly 3 miles before upper trailhead. The full trail picks up from the left side of the road at a small hiker sign.
For the more ambitious with the benefit of an an early start it is possible to take the Hardesty mountain trail to the top and then follow the signs along the clearly marked trail to Sawtooth rock and then to the Mt June trail (20 miles round trip w/4500'gain)
For your own safety please research these routes ahead of time if you choose to take them. I have taken both several times this spring and found the trails to be free of major obstructions.
However you make the journey Mt June will not disappoint!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Pretty short and easy hike. Went on a Wednesday evening and no one was there. Beautiful view. Lots of variety of wildflowers and Rhody's. No complaints.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Variety of wildflowers blooming: trillium, wood violet, flowering red current, oxalis. Lovely old growth forest and great view of Cascades on a clear day!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Gate closed about 3/4 mile before trailhead today. Beautiful walk through the forest, mostly shaded in morning. Trilliums are out, a bit early for rhododendron blooms. Last 3/4 mile is pretty steep, but worth it at the end for the grand Cascades views.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fun hike, did a class 3 scramble up the side of mt. June, pretty hidden. There's plenty of scrambling near the summit too.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The views from the top make this quick hike well worth it! On a clear day, you're able to see a lot of the major peaks in Oregon.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nice incline path and amazing summit view.

Monday, September 26, 2016

This hike is worth every step. It has the most beautiful view.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

We took the 1 mile trail to the summit and it really was quick. The first .5 was easy and the second .5 a little more challenging but still not difficult. Take your bug spray or mosquito repellent. They were giant and I made the mistake of forgetting to protect myself. With 81 mosquito bites later, we completed the hike. Beautiful all the way around and well worth the drive!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Great trail. Well taken care of. Steep at parts but doable! Don't forget mosquito spray!

Thursday, May 05, 2016

I love this hike! It is a steep climb, but it's not for too long and the top is worth it. You really feel like you're in the wilderness on this hike. The drive to get there can be a bit confusing and the trailhead sign is knocked over. I recommend the Oregon hiking books by William Sullivan. The directions are always spot on and he knows all the best hikes the state has to offer. Including this hike on Mount June!

Monday, March 28, 2016

This trail is beautiful! It's a steep climb but the view is worth it. All that's missing is a river or lake!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Beautiful hike. When the rhododendrons open up it will be gorgeous--they had buds today, but no flowers yet. Trillium is in bloom and several other little wildflowers along the path: yellow, pink and purple. I bet the view of Diamond Peak and the Sisters is absolutely amazing on a super clear day. Very steep, but well-maintained trail. My little ones (5 and 11) had no complaints. Now that I have done this once, I will wait for a very clear day to see the Cascades better, and maybe also hike to Sawtooth Rock as well. It looked like fun to explore.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I just did this hike yesterday evening, it was the most gorgeous and rewarding hike! The directions on how to get there though were a little confusing as there was a typo in where to turn. The road is Eagle Rest..not crest! Past that, it was fairly simple. The road wasn't bad at all, I can imagine in the winter it gets pretty rutted with snow.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Super fun for the doggies. Very steep right at the top. Short and sweet hike for a beautiful view of three sisters and eastern range! Takes about an hour to get from bottom to top. You can park at the bottom of road 941 road for a little more distance.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Had to dodge some rain today but we made it to the too and were rewarded with a clear sky for a few minutes before it clouded up again. Nice, steep hike.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Did this in the summer of 2012. Short, but steep and fun. The view from the top isn't excellent, but it's far from bad. Saw my first bear on the way up.

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