Whetstone Mountain Trail #3369


This trail climbs through old-growth stands up toward Whetstone Mountain from both ends and follows the ridgeline on which Whetstone Mountain resides.

You can catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood near the top of this hike. Elevation gain is substantial from both ends and provides a moderate to difficult challenge.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness self issue permit needed.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Gates and Mill City, Oregon
Water: No potable water. Water from streams should be filtered or treated.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Opal Creek (Gate) Trailhead.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


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General Notes:

Map of Whetstone trailBring plenty of water because there is none available for most of the hike.

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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  Area/Length : 
8.1 miles

  Elevation : 
1900 feet - 4500 feet