Mount Bachelor Trail is a hiking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 6,462 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,177 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. The trail ends near Mount Bachelor (elevation 9,052 feet).
Mount Bachelor Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Mount Bachelor (aka Bachelor Butte) has plenty of year-round backcountry for skiers and riders."
--Chris Van Tilburg, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
"In many ways, I think hiking to the top of Mount Bachelor is sort of silly. It’s a ski resort, for crying out loud. Hiking a treeless slope underneath a chairlift is hardly the plunge into nature that most people crave when they seek out a hiking adventure."
--Brittany Manwill , Day Hiking Bend and Central Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
"Mount Bachelor is a central Oregon landmark with its distinctive symmetric shape and isolation from the peaks of the Three Sisters group. Known as Bachelor Butte originally, the mountain was renamed in the wake of the Mount Bachelor ski area’s increasing popularity. Now known for its snow sports, Bachelor is also a good scrambling destination. Once the ski area closes the slopes are uncrowded and you can get a close look at the northside cirque and summit features without the distraction of skiers or snowboarders. The views of the Three Sisters and Broken Top are amazing as you ascend the northeast side of the mountain. On a clear day the many lakes and central Oregon Cascade peaks add to the worthy summit view. Special considerations: Route is open only after the resort closes for the season. You may need crampons and an ice ax."
--Barbara I. Bond, 75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents (The Mountaineers Books).
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