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The Mount McLoughlin Trail is 11 miles long and located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

The 5.5 mile route to the summit of Mount McLoughlin (9,495') involves an elevation gain of about 4,000 feet. From the trailhead, the trail climbs gradually through the heavily forested terrain for about one mile to where it joins the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. The trail follows the Pacific Crest a short distance, then branches off to the left (west). The trail ascends through a boulder-strewn forest, emerging above timberline near an overlook affording a marvelous view of Fourmile Lake. From there, follow the ridgeline up to the summit, climbing over boulders.

There is no water along the trail; bring plenty. Horses are not recommended once the trail leaves the Pacific Crest Trail. A "Climbing Mount McLoughlin" brochure is available at the Klamath Ranger Station.

Directions: From Klamath Falls, Travel northwest on Highway 140 approximately 38 miles to Forest Road 3661 (sign indicates Fourmile Lake Campground). Travel approximately 3 miles on 3661 to the junction with Forest Road 3650. Turn left and follow 3650 about a quarter mile to the trailhead. The trail begins at the northwest corner of the parking area.

Elevation: 5,600 feet

Ending Elevation: 9,495 feet

Elevation Gain: 3,895 feet

Usage: Very Heavy

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Winema National Forest, Oregon

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