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).
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.