Hardesty Trailhead - Upper


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At a Glance

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From Lowell, Oregon, travel east on Highway 58 about 7.7 miles to the Hardesty Trailhead - Lower.  The trailhead is on the right side (south) of the highway (Highway 58 Milepost 20.7).

From Oakridge, Oregon, travel  approximately 14.8 miles west.


The trail can be accessed at the 2-mile point by following Forest Road 5835 (Crale Creek Road) for 4.5 miles.  The Crale Creek Road is 0.8 mile east of the Hardesty Trailhead.

To reach the upper trailhead, travel east from the lower trailhead to Forest Road 5840 for 2.5 miles, which is the Patterson Mountain Road.  Travel 5 miles to the top of the ridge.  Turn right onto Forest Road 550 and proceed 1.8 miles to the trailhead.

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