Mount June / Sawtooth Rock Meadow

AreaWestern Cascades
(Umpqua National Forest)
Best time to visitJune
Blooming NowNo
Elevation3730-4618 feet
Trail Info2.4 miles round-trip 900 ft gain to Mt. June
3.5 miles round-trip 800 ft gain to Sawtooth Rock Meadow
4.5 miles round-trip 1700 ft gain for both
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DogsAllowed

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.

Description

Mount June and Sawtooth Rock Meadow are in close proximity to Eugene, and offer fantastic wildflowers and outstanding views of the Oregon Cascades. Mount June is primarily rock species, while Sawtooth Rock Meadow is carpeted with a kaleidoscopic variety of wildflowers.

Start at the trailhead and climb gradually 0.7 miles to a signed junction (N 43 47.642 W 122 43.282). To visit Mount June, turn right and climb steeply 0.5 miles to the summit (N 43 47.466 W 122 43.457). In addition to visiting the summit, you should consider visiting the ridges on the south side... these can be accessed by continuing straight when you come to the opening just as the path turns left for the summit.

To visit Sawtooth Rock Meadow, turn left at the abovementioned signed junction, and proceed on the up-and-down trail. After 0.7 mile you will come to an unsigned junction (N 43 47.824 W 122 42.582). Take the right fork up a short but steep hill. Almost immediately after cresting that hill you will reach the meadow which stretches half a mile east to Sawtooth Rock (N 43 47.639 W 122 41.973).

Directions

Take I-5 south of Eugene to Exit 188A (Highway 58). Follow Highway 58 east for 11.2 miles to Dexter Dam and turn right at the sign for Lost Creek. Proceed 3.5 miles to Eagles Crest Road, then turn left onto Eagles Crest Road. Follow 7.6 miles to a fork and veer left (not uphill) following the brown hiker sign. This is Road 20-1-14, which you will take for another 6.2 miles (2.7 miles pavement and 3.5 gravel). You will see a small triangle of roads on the left. Take either left because they join almost immediately. This is Road 1721, which you stay on for just 0.1 mile before turning left onto Road 941. This road is somewhat steep and rutted, and might not be good for for low-clearance cars. Take this road 0.4 miles uphill to the trailhead sign on the right.

Trip Reports

DateSubmitted by
Reports from previous years
06/05/2017Greg Lief
07/04/2014Richard Faber
06/14/2014Wabisabi
07/04/2011Greg Lief

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