Tire Mountain Trail #3485

  

This 6.1 mile (9.8 km) trail provides a good hike and scenic views. It climbs through numerous switchbacks, crosses many small streams on log bridges and passes through old growth tree stands. At the four-mile mark, a side trail provides access to the top of Tire Mountain. In earlier days, a fire lookout, consisting of a platform on a topped tree and a three-sided shelter on the ground, was located on the large, flat top. 

The trail continues for an additional 2 miles to the junction with the Alpine Trail. The trail crosses several steep sloped meadows located below rocky outcrops. These provide good views toward the southeast. Wildflowers grow profusely on the top and in the meadows. The trail can be soggy in the spring, but dries out by late May in the lower elevations and mid-June in the higher elevations. 

This trail is a part of the Eugene to Pacific Crest Trail system. It is open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles. Horses need to beware of mountain beaver holes in the eastern two-miles of tread.

  • Length:  6.1 miles (9.8 km)
  • Elevation:  1,400 feet total elevation gain - trail begins at 2,600 feet and ends at 3,800 feet
  • Difficulty:  Moderate

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions:  
Water: Natural water sources should be treated
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Tire Mountain trail

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Horses need to beware of mountain beaver holes in the eastern two-miles. The trail can be soggy in the spring, but dries out by late May in the lower elevations and mid-June in the higher elevations.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
6.1 miles

  Latitude : 
43.842

  Longitude : 
-122.562

  Elevation : 
2600 feet - 3800 feet

 



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