Gunsight Ridge Trail

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  4.0 from 2 votes
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Rank: #4 in the Hwy 35 Trail System area
#126 in OR, #3,831 Overall
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Jul 7 Yellow - Few trees down - Dry!
Trail in the area near Government Camp,
“A short, but rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood.”
Anthony Harasimowicz on Aug 11, 2013
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5.08.0 milesKilometers 808’246 m Ascent 5,918’1,804 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -943’-287 m Descent 5,234’1,595 m Low 33% Max Grade (18°)
Plan on late July at the earliest to avoid snow melt and to make sure the singletrack trail portion has been cleared.
Gunsight Ridge Trail, #685 has constant short climbs, dips, and several technical sections. At just over five miles long the trail parallels FR-3550, even joining the road at a few discreet points. The trail dips in and out of the forest, across open meadows, and reaches a high point of 5920 feet. Here soak in the wide open views of Mt. Hood to the west by hiking a short distance off the trail out on the rocky outcrop. The trail dips and then climbs again wrapping around Gunsight Butte before sharply descending to Gumjuwac Saddle at its northern end.
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A rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood.
near Government Camp, OR
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  4.3 from 4 votes
Incredible views of Mt. Hood from Gunsight Ridge. (Government Camp, OR)