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A short, but rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood.


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

Singletrack

5,918' 1,804 m

High

5,234' 1,595 m

Low

808' 246 m

Up

943' 287 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Plan on late July at the earliest to avoid snow melt and to make sure the singletrack trail portion has been cleared.

Description

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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Shared By:

Anthony Harasimowicz

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

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in 44 Trails

#10021

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Trail Rankings

#5

in 44 Trails

#227

in Oregon

#10,021

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Photos

Incredible views of Mt. Hood from Gunsight Ridge.
Aug 11, 2013 near Governm…, OR
Halfway along Gunsight there is an amazing pile of rocks right on the ridge top with an amazing view of Hood.
Oct 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Crossing the first scree slope:  Easier than it looks!
Oct 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
View of Hood from the amazing rock pile.
Oct 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
The spectacular rock pile halfway along the Gunsight Ridge Trail
Oct 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR

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