Whetstone Mountain Trail 3369

Willamette National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain1,801ft
Trailhead Elevation2,705ft
Elevation Min/Max2565/4051ft
Elevation Start/End2705/2705ft

Whetstone Mountain Trail 3369

Whetstone Mountain Trail #3369 is a hiking trail in Marion County, Oregon. It is within Willamette National Forest and Opal Creek Wilderness Area. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 2,705 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,801 feet. The trail ends near Whetstone Mountain (elevation 4,948 feet). This trail connects with the following: Battle Axe Creek Trail, National Forest Development 2209 (Trail) and Whetstone Trail #546.

Whetstone Mountain Trail #3369 Reviews

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Do not go down to Silver King lake ( it is actually more of a pond. There is only one good campsite, it is a steep hike down, and you there are tons of Mosquitos. Twin lakes ( at least the first one) is beautiful, calm, and clear. Great for fishing and swimming. Try to get there early if you are going on a weekend as it seems it could get popular. The campsites are really nice (if you can get one). We were attacked by mosquitos the whole hike there and back, however they weren't bad a Twin Lakes. Also dont bother going to the far lake at Twin Lakes, it is overgrown and there are lots of fallen and burnt trees. Looking at a map, it seems like coming from the hotsprings would be just as good.
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Nice for an urban trail. You can get a good workout without leaving the city. Unfortunately the stream is cloudy and the trail is often busy with runners and dogs. Try to go on a weekday if you really want to enjoy the experience. Nice restroom at the lower trailhead. Catch some of the nice restaurants and bakeries in nearby NW Portland.

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Trail Information

Willamette National Forest
Nearby City
Opal Creek Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Mt. Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 524 Battle Ax
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018