Hager Mountain

  • Easy (from gate)
  • 2 miles round trip
  • 785 feet elevation gain
  • Open June to early November
  • Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

  • Moderate (from Road 012)
  • 6.6 miles round trip
  • 1710 feet elevation gain

  • Difficult (from Road 28)
  • 8 miles round trip
  • 1990 feet elevation gain

Like its more famous cousin Black Butte, Hager Mountain is a charming little volcano with a summit trail that climbs through wildflowers to a panoramic fire lookout. But because Black Butte lies in a heavily trafficked area near Bend, its trail draws as many as a hundred people a day, while hardly a dozen people a week make their way to Hager Mountain’s scenic summit.

From Bend, drive …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.