Baker County High Point Trip Report

Red Mtn (9,560+ ft)

Date: September 1999
Author: Ken Jones

This peak is a long day or reasonable overnight scramble in the southern Wallowa mountains. It is much less crowded than the northern section of the range.

From Oregon route 86 between Richland and Halfway, take Forest Road 77 to McBride Campground, where FR 7715 branches north. Follow FR 7715 to its end at the Summit Point trailhead.

Hike north on trail 1885 toward Crater Lake (yes, Oregon has more than one Crater Lake). Where the trail starts dropping toward the lake, about 7 miles from the car, turn east toward the base of the mountain. After leaving the trees, scramble up and left, reaching the ridge south of Red Mtn. at about 9,200'. From here, walk the ridge (with a few scrambling spots) to the summit and register.

Estimated round-trip: 17 miles, 4,000' gain