Mount Washington Via Pacific Crest Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Mount Washington Via Pacific Crest Trail is a 10.3 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.3 miles
3,087 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


rock climbing





This is a technical mountain that requires rock climbing and mountaineering skills. There is extreme exposure so it is not for people with fears of heights. You will approach the mountain via the Pacific Crest Trail and then follow a steep climbers trail to the north ridge which you will follow to the final summit block. The first 75 feet to the top of the "the nose" is often considered the most difficult in the climb. Once on top, enjoy the views north of Three Fingered Jack and Jefferson and south to the Sisters and Broken Top.

19 days ago

Nice hike don't climb to the summit without gear-experience..Also there is no water so bring plenty.

1 month ago

Loved this trail! Brought my dog and the trail is pretty exposed and sandy so she was having trouble with how hot the trail was. So I would use caution if you plan to bring a pup. Go early when the trail isn’t hot or put booties on them! Lupine blooming everywhere right now and it is so pretty. Will definitely be back!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Recommend a guide unless you are well-trained in mountaineering. Exposure and loose rock leave lots of room for human error. Brandon S with Timberline Mtn Guides is awesome; he took myself and 17 year old daughter safely up and back yesterday. An excellent experience start to finish (took about 11 hours)

It is about 14 miles round trip.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

From Hwy 20 to backside of Mt.Washington 13 miles. moderate hike lots of down trees in the trail, most of the forest is burnt. Views are great when clear sky.

11 hours ago

Monday, August 13, 2012