A small historic cabin in a garden-like setting is the destination of this moderate hike. The old lookout is gone, but the view of Mount Jefferson from the summit is outstanding. On the way up, the trail follows a small creek filled in places with the beautiful and uncommon Delphinium glareosum and other pretty wildflowers. It also passes through an open area of beargrass and a narrow wet meadow for a good variety of habitats.
Trail: 4.2 miles round trip (4570–5277′)
Location: Marion County; Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District
USGS Map: Mother Lode Mtn; T8S.R7E.S27
Habitats: wet meadow, rocky meadow, creek, forest
Bloom: July to August
From Detroit, follow Breitenbush rd 46 for 17.6 paved miles. Turn left onto good gravel Rd 6350 for 4.8 miles to intersection. Turn left on Rd 6355 and continue for 0.25 mile to intersection of spur road 150. TH is on right opposite Rd 150.
From Estacada, drive south on Hwy 224 for about 25 miles to Ripplebrook. The road now becomes Road 46. Continue south for 4 miles to an intersection with 63. Stay left and continue on Road 46 for 23.5 miles until you come to Road 6350.
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