6.8 miles round trip
1200 feet elevation gain
Open May to mid-November
Use: hikers, horses
Pictured: Wildflowers and Mt. Hood seen from Wildcat Mountain
Wildcat Mountain tops one of the westernmost ridges of the Cascades, with views extending from the Willamette Valley to Mt. Hood. Hardly an hour from Portland via paved backroads, this uncrowded trail features rhododendron blooms and beargrass plumes in early summer. The drive to the trailhead can be confusing, however, because road signs in this area are often vandalized.From Interstate 205 southeast of Portland, take exit...Other Options
If you have a shuttle car, you can hike out...
This chapter taken from 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.