Mount McLoughlin Trail

HARD 62 reviews
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Mount McLoughlin Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3812 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

When you get up onto the East ridge, take a look at the pinnacles within the Eastern Bowl.

hiking
3 days ago

I'm used to climbing mountains with steep ascents but throw in the terrain and difficult to follow route on this mountain and it turns out not to be as much fun as you'd hoped! The sign at the start says the hike is 11miles but I think it's probably closer to 9miles. The views are beautiful although there was smoke and some clouds effecting our views. Parking at the trailhead is $5. My hiking partner hated this walk and would give it zero stars!!!

nature trips
7 days ago

7 days ago

Amazing hike very hard Up and back take lots of water and snacks make sure you take tracking polls

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike, a little sketchy towards top with loose rock and soft terrain- but take it slowly and you will be fine. My legs never hurt so much at the end, but no pain no gain. Don't forget to sit in the cool creek near trailhead to soak those aching muscles. Trail is well marked with white dots near top so as not to get confused about which direction to head.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

It was an awesome adventure and views from the top are amazing! The people we met on the trail were very helpful and encouraging. Definitely bring plenty of water. A lady from Ashland, OR was on the trail and was kind enough to give me her extra water bottle! If she is reading this....THANK YOU AGAIN!!

19 days ago

Bitchin

hiking
24 days ago

Better be in good shape and carry more water than you think

24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Bring a bug net for the first few miles. It's easy to lose the trail on the way down from the summit.. keep four mile lake (skiers left) in sight on the way down. Great views above timberline!

1 month ago

Strenous!
Follow the white dots - parts of trail was snow covered yesterday which made us lose trail on the way up.
There also pink marks on trees to look out for at some places. Not a very well maintained trail, not a beginner trail. We made it to the summit and back in 7.5 hours.
Bring repellent - mosquitoes are fierce in the lower part of the trail.
And whatever you do - try to stay on the trail as much as you can. It can quickly become dangerous otherwise.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Agree with reviewer below. This is not a 7.6 mile trek. The trailhead sign shows it as an over 11 mile round trip. Hit the summit the day before Memorial Day. Snow almost the entire way. Slush after 10 AM. Summited around 2pm so it was a long hike back down. Guess I should not have left those snowshoes in the car. Trail disappears at times in the snow on the lower slopes, but a spectacular day overall. I counted 11 hikers / skiiers that day. Buggy at the bottom. Multiple small avalanches in the bowl. Stay on the ridge and it should be a good day.

geocaching
2 months ago

Snow for a good portion of the route. Take NF-3661 to get closet to the trailhead.

3 months ago

5 months ago

never again!

hiking
9 months ago

Forgot to mention, sunset in Klamath Falls, 39 miles away, was set for about 4:48 pm...the trail was getting dark at 3:30 pm. I ended up jogging the last 20 or so minutes.