Mt. McLoughlin Summit Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,897' 1,188 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 9,479' 2,889 m
Low: 5,586' 1,703 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 71% (35°)
Current trail conditions
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“A scenic mountain trail through ponderosa pine forests with stunning views of the Cascade Range.”— Daniel Gailis
The trail can be difficult to identify as you reach the last mile of trail before the summit, although it is very well traveled and a popular route during the summer months. The trail follows the natural spine to the summit where you'll not be disappointed.
After leaving the parking lot, the trail merges with the Pacific Crest Trail at about the 1-mile mark. It is common for runners to easily miss the left turn/intersection off of the PCT for the Mt. McLoughlin Trail and many end up taking a day trip along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) instead. Watch for the signs to go left.