Castle Rock Trail 3506

Willamette National Forest, Oregon

Distance4.3mi
Elevation Gain2,670ft
Trailhead Elevation2,180ft
Top3,705ft
Elevation Min/Max2180/3705ft
Elevation Start/End2180/2180ft

Castle Rock Trail 3506

Castle Rock Trail #3506 is a hiking trail in Lane County, Oregon. It is within Willamette National Forest. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 2,180 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,670 feet. This trail connects with the following: Echo Trail #3309, O'Leary Mountain Trail #3321, O'Leary Road and Cougar Creek.

Castle Rock Trail #3506 Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike to a scenic summit overlooking the glacially carved McKenzie River Valley. The trail climbs around the southwest slopes before switching back again to emerge on the grassy summit meadow. The old lookout site at the northwest end of the summit ridge has the best view west, down the McKenzie River Valley, while a viewpoint a few yards east has the best view up the valley toward Mount Washington and the Three Sisters.

From either viewpoint, the classic U-shape of the McKenzie Valley is readily apparent. Stream channels are normally U-shaped, while valley sides are V-shaped. But this valley was carved by a huge stream, a river of ice flowing down from the high Cascades."

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Trail Information

Willamette National Forest
Nearby City
Willamette National Forest
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Blue River and McKenzie Ranger Districts, Willamette National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Washington, North Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, Trout Creek Butte; Three Sisters Wilderness Geo-Graphics; Willamette National Forest; Deschutes National Forest
Local Maps