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In April I tried a new hike in the Oregon Coastal Mountains. This one had a big plus in its favor – – – It is easily accessible.
In fact, I parked right off Highway 26 on the side of a logging road. But, in April it was a cloudy day and the top was fogged in.
In early June I returned to try the hike again, this time on a sunny day.
There is a locked gate on the logging road, but the area is accessible to hikers by a free recreational permit.
It is not a very long hike at 5 1/2 miles round-trip, and follows logging roads for its entire length. But, it is steep and rocky in places.
The hike ended after a steep climb to the 2,500-foot summit with some microwave equipment. The excellent views were reminiscent of Saddle Mountain which is close by.
On the way down I enjoyed the many colorful many wildflowers in bloom.