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Round Mountain

This trail goes to the top of Round Mountain with beautiful panoramic views of the Cascades, Big Summit Prairie, and Lookout Mountain.

photo: Wildflowers peeking thru the rock. Photo by USFS.

Length: 8.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling

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Location: Big Summit Ranger District, In Ochoko National Forest, starts at Walton Lake campground.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Crook
Longitude: -120.33751
Latitude: 44.43488

Driving Directions

Access this trail from either the Round Mountain North Trailhead or the Round Mountain South Trailhead.

Description

The trail climbs over the top of Round Mountain (at times steeply) and descends the other side to connect with Independent Mine Trail #808 near Forest Road 42. There are many open meadows, large stands of old growth ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forest. Water is scarce, so be sure to bring enough for your entire trip.

Additional Details

Width: 12 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Soil

Elevation Low Point: 5,400
Elevation High Point: 6,753
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: USFS Trail Map
Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Barbara Smith
Big Summit Ranger District
P.O. Box 490
Prineville , OR 97754
(541) 416-6500
basmith@fs.fed.uf
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/

 

Photos

Wildflowers peeking thru the rock. Photo by USFS.

Wildflowers peeking thru the rock. Photo by USFS.

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