Crescent Mountain

AreaWestern Cascades
(Willamette National Forest)
Best time to visitJuly
Blooming NowNo
Elevation3500-5760 feet
Trail Info6 miles round-trip, 1000 feet elevation gain to first wildflower meadow
9 miles round-trip, 2200 feet elevation gain to summit

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


Crescent Mountain is part of the "Old Cascades" in the Willamette National Forest south of Detroit, Oregon. Its summer wildflower displays are well worth the climb. Plus, on clear days, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Oregon Cascades from Mount Hood to the north down to Diamond Peak to the south. The views of Mount Jefferson and Three-Fingered Jack are particularly impressive.


From Springfield Junction (Highway 20 and Highway 126) proceed approximately 0.75 mile and turn right at the signs for Old Cascades Trails and the Lava Lake Sno-Park. Proceed straight through the parking area and continue one mile on paved road 2067. Turn left onto gravel road 508. This road is unmarked but you will see a "trailhead" sign pointing up the road. Proceed uphill on road 508 for approximately 0.7 mile until it ends at a large parking area. The trailhead is at the west side of the parking area.

Trip Reports

DateSubmitted by
Reports from previous years
07/12/2014Greg Lief
07/06/2014Greg Lief
07/07/2013Greg Lief
07/21/2012Greg Lief
06/26/2008Greg Lief
06/23/2007Rory Nichols

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Crescent Mountain beargrass meadow

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