Hunchback Mountain

  • Moderate (to rimrock viewpoint)
  • 4.2 miles round trip
  • 1700 feet elevation gain
  • Open late April to mid-November


  • Difficult (to Great Pyramid)
  • 9 miles round trip
  • 2900 feet elevation gain


Handy for a bit of exercise, this trail switchbacks from the Zigzag Ranger Station up the long, wooded ridge known as Hunchback Mountain. After climbing steeply for 2.1 miles, the path passes a rimrock viewpoint overlooking the forested valleys of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. For a better look east to Mt. Hood, continue up and down along the ridgecrest to three other viewpoints.

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The Hunchback Trail continues past Great Pyramid with some steep ups and …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.