Mount June Trail #1400


Area Status: Open

This short but worthwhile trail travels uphill through Douglas fir, swordfern, and rhododendron; past a small, rocky meadow that’s rife with larkspur, broadleaf stonecrop, and castilleja; and finally up a steep, shady path that takes you to the top of Mount June. Once there, Mount June offers magnificent views of the Willamette Valley, the Oregon Coast Range, numerous peaks of the Cascade Range, and Crater Lake Rim.

You get to experience all of this while standing on the stone ruins of an old fire lookout. Mount June was once the site of a 50-foot pole platform fire lookout station. It was later replaced by a 50-foot wooden tower and cabin quarters. All structures have since been abandoned and destroyed. However, the stone foundation still remains, providing an unexpected yet picturesque setting for relaxing after a strenuous hike.

Detailed trail maps and descriptions can be found in the Cottage Grove Ranger District Recreational Opportunity Guide.

View from Mount June Trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/15/2022: Open
Fees: No
Open Season: Late Spring
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

Access #1: From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road 17 and Brice Creek Road 2470. Turn left on Layng Creek Road 17 and continue for 5 miles to Forest Road 1751. Turn left on Forest Road 1751 and continue for 6.4 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1721. Continue to the right on Forest Road 1721 for 2 miles to Forest Road 1721-941. Turn right on Forest Road 1721-941 for 0.3-mile to the trailhead on the right side of the road.

Access #2: From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road 17 and Brice Creek Road 2470. Turn left on and continue for 2 miles to Forest Road 1721. Turn left on and continue for 14 miles to Forest Road 1721-941. Turn right and the trailhead is on the right side of the road.

Mount June Trail is located 31 miles from the Cottage Grove Ranger Station.


General Notes:

The Mount June Trail provides access to the western end of the Sawtooth Trail #1401.


Activities

Day Hiking

  • One-way trip durations average 1 hour.
  • Trail grades range from a gentle 5-10% for the first 0.6 miles and increases significantly as the trail turns right and travels uphill to the summit. This portion of the trail is steep and rocky with grades up to 30%. 

Backpacking

  • One-way trip durations average 1 hour.
  • Trail grades range from a gentle 5-10% for the first 0.6 miles and increases significantly as the trail turns right and travels uphill to the summit. This portion of the trail is steep and rocky with grades up to 30%. 
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Viewing Scenery

This trail provides a short, constantly uphill hike to the top of Mount June, which offers magnificent 360 degree views of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range to the west and numerous peaks of the Cascade Range to the east.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles

  Elevation : 
3,700 feet - 4,600 feet range