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Scar Mountain Trail is a moderate to difficult 9.7 miles trail at an elevation of 3,600 feet. This trail travels along the northeastern rim of the district, skipping over the crests of Trappers Butte and Scar Mountain. Mature forest mixed with small mountain meadows delight the senses as you head for the ridgeline. Once there, you can experience the weathered geology of the old Cascades, with occasional views of Mount Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack.

Directions: From Santiam Junction, East access- travel 7.7 miles north on Hwy. #22 and turn left on Forest Road 2266. Continue on 2266 for 4.5 miles to an unnumbered spur on the left that leads to the trailhead.

Elevation: 3,600 feet

Ending Elevation: 5,022 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,422 feet

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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Willamette National Forest, Oregon

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