Washington County High Point Trip Report

two summits on Saddle Mtn (3,464 ft & 3,440+ ft)

Date: May 1997
Author: Ken Jones

Not very inspiring, wooded bumps with limited views. Close to Rogers Peak; consider doing them the same day.

From the highpoint on the Wilson River Highway (state route 6) head south on Saddle Mountain Road (as indicated on the topo quads). This area has a good deal of logging, and roads will change or be closed. We had to come back a second time, since loggers had the way blocked the first time we visited. Using good navigation and map skills, follow Saddle Mountain Road to the saddle in Saddle Mountain (3200+ ft in the northwest corner of Section 25). Park here.

The road up the western summit is gated, but an easy walk. Return to the saddle and head up the east summit. ORV trails lead part of the way, but the end was cross-country when we were there. Combined total is about a mile and under 300' gain round trip.

Be aware that there are many roads and ORV trails in this area which are not on the map. It can be easy to get turned around. Use your map, compass, and maybe GPS to confirm your location. The Tillamook State Forest may have developed a recreation map for the area (one was not available when we visited); it would be worth checking. You'll likely see a lot of ORVs if you visit on a weekend.