Fuji Mountain

  • 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.