Waldo Mountain

OutAndBack • 6.2 mi • 1957 ft

A round-trip day hike in the Waldo Lake Wilderness. The trail passes through thick forest and rich vegetation where bear grass, rhododendrons, and lilies are common. Peak season for rhododendrons is sometime between mid-June and mid-July. From the 6,357-foot peak there are views of mounts Hood and Jefferson, the Three Sisters, and many other Cascade peaks. Special attractions: Rhododendrons and Washington lilies; terrific views.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Oakridge
Length: 6.2 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,957 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best July through October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,400 feet
Top Elevation: 6,357 feet
Local Contacts: Oakridge Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Waldo Mountain, Blair Lake; Waldo Lake Wilderness map
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