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Cougar Peak, Oregon (7919 ft)

Cougar Peak from near Lakeview
Cougar Peak from near Lakeview
Lower Slopes of Cougar Peak from Cottonwood Meadow Lake
Lower Slopes of Cougar Peak from Cottonwood Meadow Lake

Fremont National Forest
Summitpost

Route: Cottonwood and Cougar Creek Trails

Start at the Cottonwood Trailhead near Cottonwood Meadow Lake and follow this trail 1.0 mile until it crosses Cougar Creek and intersects an abandoned road. Follow this road (now Cougar Trail) upstream along Cougar Creek 1.5 miles where it intersects another road. Cross this road and follow yet another road leading higher along the edge of a clearing for 0.2 mile where an obvious trail leads left. You can continue on this road 2.2 miles to the summit (recommended for horses), but the trail is shorter. The trail crosses the road in two places high on the peak and summits at a former lookout site after 1.1 mile.

Reference

  1. Sullivan, William L., 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon, Navillus Press, 2002.

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