Mt. June


  • Region: Oregon Cascades
  • Length: 4.6 miles
  • Min Elev: 4200 ft
  • Max Elev: 4618 ft
  • Season: Summer

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Forrest
skaddrd.com

Directions

From Eugene - Drive Highway 58 to Patterson Mtn Road (#5840), wich is located just after milepost 24. Follow this road for 5.1 miles to the top where there is a four way interesection. Take the road on the right (#5840-550) and follow this road 1.7 miles (or as far as you can, I didn't quite make it that far due to mud, but found several suitable places to park my car) to the trailhead

From Cottage Grove - Take Row River Road (#2400) east for 17 miles until reaching Layng Creek Road (#17). Turn left on this road and continue on it for 13.5 miles to Road #58-550. Turn left on this road (at the big four road intersection). Continue 1.7 miles on this road to the trailhead.

Trail Description


The trail to the top of Mt. June gives hikers some amazing views of the Cascade foothills, as wel as some of the taller peaks further to the East. The trail slowly switchbacks up the side of Hardesty Mtn, eventually reaching a half mile side route which leads to the top. Your close to the summit, so you might as well hike the extra distance to the top. Unforthunately, the view from the top is mostly obscured by the surrounding trees. After returning to the main trail, the path wraps around the west side of Hardesty Mtn before switchbacking down to meet the ridge between the two peaks. The trail continues along the ridgeline (After taking the trip, you will gain a better understanding as to why the trail on the ridge is called the Sawtooth Trail!) Several portions enter open hillside meadows, which provide good views of Mt. June and the surrounding hills. After about 3 miles, a side trail leads off to the north, continue straight. At 4.1 miles, another trail leads down to another trailhead (which does provide easier access to Mt. June), once again, continue straight. The last half mile of the trail is a grueling treck to the top of Mt. June, but the view from the top is stupendous, reaching from Mt. Hood to Diamond Peak.






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