Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain

Moderate (to crags viewpoint)

5.6 miles round trip

1060 feet elevation gain

Open May to mid-November

This desert summit has a visitable University of Oregon observatory, but the mountain itself is also a star attraction. With a bit of easy bushwhacking you can hike 2.8 miles along the open crest of a rolling ridgeline, discovering rock formations, ponderosa pine groves, wildflowers, and views across Eastern Oregon.

Start by drving Highway …

From the parking area, …

For the hike, start …

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