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|DOIN' THE DOUG - TRAIL GUIDES|
Gate Creek Trail
| Length: 3.1 miles (to the junction with Browder
Ridge Trail) 4.2 miles to the summit.)
Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,600 - 4,850 feet
WS  labeled Browder Ridge
Forest Service Trail # 3412 Site: Gate Creek Trail
|Ancient old-growth forests, younger true fir forests, and sweeping
alpine meadows on the rampart of Browder Ridge delight your senses
as you travel this trail to access Browder Ridge. A little less
strenuous than the western access trail (Browder
Ridge Trail) the gradual climb (steep at the start) through
switchbacks puts you on a plateau with views of Mt. Jefferson, Mount
Washington, and Three Sisters.
This trail comes from a different direction, but joins with the Browder Ridge Trail near the top of the ridge. See the Browder Ridge Trail for a description of the last mile along the ridge and the unmarked side trail that goes part way toward Heart Lake.
|Directions: Turn south off Highway 20 at mile 63.8 onto Forest Road 2672 (Hackleman Road), 39.8 miles east of Sweet Home. Travel 1.8 miles to Forest Road 1598. Travel 2.8 miles on Road 1598 to the trailhead.