This outstanding trail passes through a huge sloping meadow filled with beargrass and numerous other wildflowers on its way up to an active lookout perched on a gigantic cliff. The view of Mount Jefferson from here is second only to the view from nearby Bachelor Mountain which is close enough to be hiked on the same day.
Trail: 3 miles round trip (4750–5770′)
Location: northeastern Linn County; Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District
USGS Map: Coffin Mountain; T11S.R6E.S14
Habitats: meadow, rock & cliff
Bloom: June to August
Travel on Hwy 22 to Rd 11, Straight Creek Rd (12.4 miles north of Santiam Junction or 2.7 miles south of Marion Forks, between milepost 69 and 70). Go 4.1 miles, then turn right at second junction of Rd 1168 (sign can be hard to read). After 3.8 miles look for small spur road 450 to the left. The parking pulloff and trailhead is just past this intersection.
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