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Scar Mountain Trail
| Length: 9.1 miles
Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,600 - 5,022 feet
WS  as a part of Trappers Butte Trails
Forest Service Trail #3402 Site: Scar Mountain Trail
|This trail travels along a portion of the Old Cascades Crest Trail
(not to be confused with the Pacific Crest Trail). This shorter
group of trails go through the Old Cascades, which are ten million
years older than the peaks of the High Cascades. The trail passes
through some of the Old Cascades (Scar Mountain and Trappers Butte)
and gives occasional views of some of the High Cascades - Mt.
Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack.
|There are two access points, each at an end of the trail.
Directions from the east: From Santiam Junction, travel 7.7 miles north on Highway 22, and turn left onto Forest Road 2266. Continue on 2266 for 4.5 miles to an unnamed spur on the left.
William Sullivan says that the parking is at the end of a turnaround, 100 feet to the left near the North Pyramid Trailhead. The Scar Mountain trailhead is back across the road.
Directions from the west: Travel east on Highway 20 for 4 miles from Sweet home and turn left on Quartzville Road. continue 39 miles to Forest Road 1152. Turn right onto Forest Road 1152 and travel 1.4 miles to the Gordan Peak Trailhead.