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Summit Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

A short summit trail leading from the parking area to Mary's Peak.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

79%

Runnable

4,094' 1,248 m

High

3,765' 1,148 m

Low

333' 101 m

Up

187' 57 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

An easy trail, definitely runnable, and quite a few other trails are located in the same network around the peak.

Description

This is an easy trail from the parking area to the top of the peak. This follows the running trail but there is also a large gravel road which you can follow to the top alternatively. You pass through a small portion of forest but are mostly in alpine meadows with abundant wildflowers, with peak bloom from mid-June to mid-July. There are excellent views right from the TH, but they are even better from the top.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of wildflowers, including lupines, columbines, Columbia lilies, larkspur, Sitka valerian, thistles and penstemon. Lots of birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tony Redford

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#228

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#7,846

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Photos

Lots of Penstemon along trail during late June
Aug 3, 2017 near Philomath, OR
Panorama looking east just before summit
Aug 3, 2017 near Philomath, OR
View from summit, including Mount Hood and Mount Rainier
Aug 3, 2017 near Philomath, OR

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