Patterson Mountain

Patterson Mountain has a great variety of habitats, so there is no single peak period, but there’s always something of interest. The trail travels through handsome old growth forest, past a large wet meadow near the Lone Wolf shelter. It then switchbacks up to the long summit of the mountain and passes near a dry meadow before winding up at a rocky overlook with a good view of Lookout Point Reservoir and points north. Wildlife love this area and butterflies are common in the meadow areas.

Description Sheet

Patterson Mountain Trail


Trail: 5 miles round trip (4230–4490′)
Location: Lane County; Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District
USGS Map: Westfir West; T21S.R2E.S7
Habitats: forest, meadow, wet meadow, rock and cliff
Bloom: May to August


Take exit 188A east off of Interstate 5. Drive past MP 24 on Hwy. 58 and turn right onto Patterson Mountain Road 5840. Go 5 miles to Patterson Saddle intersection. Take the left fork towards Holland Point Junction then keep right onto 1714. Stay on 1714 approximately 3.2 miles. Be sure to stop after 2 miles to explore a seepy spot and again another half mile farther at a rocky roadcut in between clearcuts. There are lots of rock plants here and a good view of Bohemia and Fairview Mtns to the south. Then stay left heading onto Rd 5847. Within a short distance stay left and head onto Road 555. The trail head is 0.4 mile farther on your left with a small parking area on the right. After leaving 1714, you travel only about a half a mile total on roads 5847 and 555.

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