Trail #1 - Beistel's West Summit Trail
ElevationAscent: 989' 301 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,525' 465 m
Low: 536' 164 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Trail #1 at Mt. Pisgah's Howard Buford Recreation Area.”— Matthew Calta
As you proceed past this bench, the terrain gets a bit rocky but not enough for climbing. This stretch up to the tree line becomes more of an incline. Once you've made it to the tree line, the trail narrows to the right as you journey through the the overhanging trees and spectacular views of the valley below. There is a clearing right after with a bench and a specially placed rock for great picture taking opportunities.
After that, there's one little stretch of flat trail that sends relief signals to your legs for a sweet moment. One more little rocky incline to the top, and you've made it all the way to the top where you can see the memorial tree stump monument. There are also benches around all sides of the viewing point. You made it!
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Land Manager: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department