- Easy (from Road 5883)
- 3 miles round trip
- 950 feet elevation gain
- Open mid-July through October
- Use: hikers, horses, bicycles
- Difficult (from Road 5897)
- 11.2 miles round trip
- 2200 feet elevation gain
When a delegation from Eugene’s sister city in Japan visited Oregon, officials took them on a hike up Fuji Mountain. It wasn’t a bad choice. The former lookout site atop this cliff-edged peak has a 360-degree view of some of Oregon’s greatest treasures: virgin forests, vast Waldo Lake—one of the purest in the world—and pristine snowpeaks from the Mt. Hood to Mt. Thielsen. A popular shortcut up Fuji Mountain begins on gravel Road 5883. A longer route from paved Road 5897 provides a more thorough athletic workout.
To take the shorter route, drive . . .
This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.