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|DOIN' THE DOUG - TRAIL GUIDES|
North Pyramid Trail
| Length: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,600 - 5,400 feet
Forest Service Web site (Trail #4161): North Pyramid Trail (no map)
|This trail drops steeply down to cross Pyramid Creek and then
climbs steeply up a major ridgeline using numerous switchbacks to
reach the crest of Middle Pyramid.
Vegetation along the way is dominated by typical mixed conifer forests. The trail skirts areas created by natural slumps harboring cedar and moist plant communities. As you gain elevation, you catch glimpses of the Pyramids, especially Middle Pyramid.
The trail provides the northern access to the Three Pyramids ridgeline and shares a trailhead with Scar Mountain Trail.
This trail is part of a complex of trails that start from different trailheads to go into the area of the Pyramid peakss. The Forest Service does not provide a map of the North Pyramids trail from the trail head. Segments of the trail can be seen on the map for the Pyramids Trail and distinguished by the trail numbers.
|Directions: From Santiam Junction, travel 7.7 miles north on
Highway 22, and turn left onto Forest Road 2266. Continue on 2266
for 4.5 miles to an unnamed spur on the left.
William Sullivan says that the parking is at the end of a turnaround, 100 feet to the left.The trailhead is back across the road.