Wildcat Mountain

Mt. Hood from Wildcat Mountain

Moderate

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.

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