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School Canyon Trail #468

Intermediate

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3.6 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,451' 442 m
Descent: -151' -46 m
High: 4,040' 1,231 m
Low: 2,690' 820 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A less used trail that steadily climbs a ridge to near Flag Point.

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The usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. A wilderness permit is required to enter a Wilderness on the Mt. Hood National Forest between May 15 and October 15. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually covered by snow from November to June.

Description

This is a lesser used alternative to the Little Badger Trail #469 and the Badger Creek Trail #479 for entering the Badger Creek Wilderness from the east. The #468 trail begins at Forest Road 27 (parking spaces for 15 vehicles but no amenities), then heads uphill to pass the south side of Ball Point after 1.5 miles. Along here, the trail passes through the effects of the 2007 Ball Point Fire. After passing Ball Point, the trail continues to traverse and climb to its end at the junction with Little Badger Trail #469. There is a nice campsite with a view just west of the junction.

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A view of eastern Oregon from the School Canyon Trail
Nov 8, 2017 near Governm…, OR

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