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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Sweet Home Ranger District

Quick Facts

Gordan Peak Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,000 Feet (935.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,300 Feet (405.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,300 Feet (1340.4 Meters)
Length, One-way: 4.6 Miles (7.67 Kilometers)
USGS Maps: Chimney Peak and Coffin Mountain

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General Description

The Gordan Peak Trail is a moderately difficult 4.6 mile trail at an elevation of 3,000 feet, This trail starts on a ridgeline with periodic views of Mount Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack, before gradually descending through mature and old-growth forests. The trail eventually joins Chimney Peak Trail near the Middle Santiam Wilderness boundary.

From the trailhead, you can also head northeast approximately 3.1 miles to the top of Scar Mountain for wonderful views along Scar Ridge. This route provides a link to the Old Cascade Crest Trail System.

Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for 4 miles to Quartzville Road and turn left. Travel approximately 40 miles to east end of Forest Road 1152 and turn right. The trailhead is 1.4 miles on right.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Gordan Peak Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Chimney Peak Trail - The Chimney Peak Trail is located east of Sweet Home at an elevation of 2,300 feet. This trail is a difficult 12.7 mile trail that descends rapidly to the Middle Santiam River and into the Middle Santiam Wilderness Area.

Swamp Peak Trail - Swamp peak Trail is located approximately 35 miles east of Sweet Home at an elevation of 3,500 feet. This trail is a moderately difficult 5.4 mile trail.

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Visitor Information:

Willamette National Forest, 211 East 7th Avenue , Eugene, OR, 97440, Phone: 541-465-6521


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