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Douglas Trail #781, OR

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 7.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,970 feet
Elevation Gain 2,419 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,473 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 15.94
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5  2019-08-18
Wildcat Mt
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,883
Routes 16,074
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 23 Male Gender
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Jul, Aug
Sun  7:14am - 4:34pm
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The eastern section of this trail enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. Views from the ridge along Wildcat Mountain are outstanding. This is a less visited trail so solitude is easier to find.


This trail begins at Plaza Trail #783 and ends at the road to Eagle Creek. Parking at the Upper Douglas Trailhead (old Wildcat rock pit) at 3600’ elevation puts you in the middle of the Douglas Trail. Going eastward the trail climbs a newly reconstructed route along a forested ridge to McIntyre Ridge Trail #782 and breaks out into views (4,400’) near Wildcat Mt (4,480’). Wildcat Mt Trail #781F makes a side trip. The trail continues near the ridge (4,000’) to its eastern end at Plaza Trail #783.

Going westward the trail descends crossing some harvested areas, bumps up onto a closed paved road for almost a ½ mile and then continues descending down through classic west side forest to the old 255 spur road (2400’) that can take you to Eagle Creek Trail #501. The last ¾ is a reroute done in 2005.

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2019-08-21 HAZ_Hikebot

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    From Portland, OR - follow US Hwy 26 for 2.7 miles east of Sandy and take a slight right at SE Firwood Road. After 0.8 miles, take the third right to say on SE Firwood Road. Travel another 2.6 miles on SE Firwood and turn right at SE Wildcat Mountain Drive. Travel 1.2 miles on SE Wildcat Mountain Drive and turn left at SE Howlett Road. Travel 0.2 miles on SE Howlett Road and continue onto SE Eagle Fern Road. Travel 2.8 miles on SE Eagle Fern Road and continue onto SE George Road. Travel 2.6 miles on SE George Road and turn left to stay on SE George Road Road. Travel 3.4 miles and turn right at SE Harvey Road. Travel 1.8 miles on SE Harvey Road to the parking area where the trail begins. The trail heads downhill from here.
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