Fuji Mountain

(from Road 5883)
3 miles round trip
950 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July through October
Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

Difficult (from Road 5897)
11.2 miles round trip
2200 feet elevation gain

When a delegation from Eugene’s sister city in Japan visited Oregon, officials took them on a hike up Fuji Mountain.

It wasn’t a bad choice. The former lookout site atop this cliff-edged peak has a 360-degree view of some of Oregon’s greatest treasures: virgin forests, vast Waldo Lake—one of the purest in the world—and pristine snowpeaks from the Mt. Hood to Mt. Thielsen. A popular shortcut up Fuji Mountain begins on gravel Road 5883. A longer route from paved Road 5897 provides a more thorough athletic workout.

To take the shorter route, drive ...

This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.  

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