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Scar Mountain Trail

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Trail Snapshot

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Length
7 miles
Elevation
3447'
Rating
Forecast

Conditions change hourly. Range from hero dirt, mud, ice, puddles, or snow. If the ground was frozen overnight, ride early before it thaws.

 

Trail Description

Scar Mountain Trail connects Gordan Peak Trail with North Pyramid Trail along the NE side of the Cascade Crest Loop.

You will be treated to some spectacular ridge riding once you reach the ever impressive Scar Mountain. Views are amazing from this spot and the drop from along the rock cliff is deadly.

Note that the Western half of this trail is part of the Oregon Timber Trail. We worked with the folks at OTTA as well as Trans-Cascadia to get this section of trail cleared and rehabilitated in the Summer of 2017. The amount of work to get this trail running well will go down in history.

There are some sections along this trail with brutal switchbacks and steep grades which are climbable only by the experts. Aside from these, the trail is not overly technical for the most part.

The East side of this trail will bring you up and over Trappers Butte with a spectacular view of Mt. Jefferson. The descent down Trappers is a good one in both directions. As with many of the trails in this area, ups and downs are to be had along the way and you will work hard for each peak you attain.

At the bottom of the Scar Mountain Trail you will exit onto the 2266 Road. The trailhead for North Pyramid Trail is across the road.

Hit up Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters if you need a guide or a shuttle to for Scar Mountain.

Trail Photos

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