Multnomah County High Point Trip Report
Date: August 17, 2003
Author: Jeff Macey
From maps and hiking books, I decided to use the Huckleberry Mountain trail
approach to the PCT. It is shorter than the Lolo Pass way and much easier drive
than the Wahtum Lake approach.
To reach the trailhead, proceed as to Wahtum Lake, but stay on the Lost Lake
road until it enters Lost Lake campground. The only drawback to this hike was
the $6.00 fee to get in Lost Lake. Follow the main road to the organizational
camp and continue to the end of pavement and go about one mile on a dirt road to
The Huckleberry Mountain trail #617 gains 900 feet in 2, well-graded miles to
the PCT. Turn right on the PCT and go about 3 miles to the Buck Peak trail #615.
Trail #617 and the PCT were in perfect condition, the Buck Peak trail was very
overgrown, but not hard to follow. I could see Mt Hood of course, also
Jefferson, and Adams; could spot Rainier through some branches. You can see
Mount St. Helens on the PCT during the hike in.
Trip statistics: 11 miles, approximately 2200 feet of gain.