Ogle Mountain Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.
Very steep trail with great views. Trail is overgrown.
THE ROAD IS WASHED OUT!!! I was really excited to do this hike today 7.2014 and I got about 6mi from the trailhead and the road is completely gone. It's about a 100ft was out, impassable. Very disappointing to get so close and not be able to hike. It might be possible to access it from a gravel logging road about 3/4ths of the way down from the washout. But I couldn't make it all the way up that road in my car, and I wasn't sure of the condition of the road or where it went. All trails please update!?
What a blast! An uphill blast, no less! Warning: you will also have a blast if you like steep trails, agree with occasionally climbing over major logs to get back on trail and love quiet less-traveled paths.
Some parts of this trail needed maintaining - some logs were a bit in the way, but other than that the trail, albeit narrow at times, was visible. I wouldn't want to be on it when it is dark though - the incline and the needly and mossy ground cover leave a lot of room for slipping. Hiked it up the Ogle Mountain and then down; stopped and turned around by a creek that divides it from another mountain. Story has it, there used to be a small memorial plaque for someone whose favorite place happened to be that little spot on the creek. Looked for the memorial, couldn't find it - probably washed away by rains the week prior.
From that spot the trail was said to continue for another steep mile up, to Henline mountain by fellow experienced hikers we saw that day. They went on.
The USDA description says it is "Difficult", and there "Difficult" means a grade of 30% or more... in some spots here it was up to maybe 40%, one of switchbacks was a full 45%. So worth it.