Bachelor Mountain
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Bachelor Mountain

Length: 1.9 miles from the FS trailhead,  one way. 
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
1115 feet elevation gain
[WS 10]
FS trail #3420: Bachelor Mountain Trail

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With Mt. Jefferson in the background. Photo courtesy of William Sullivan.

This trail goes through Douglas fir and Noble fir. Some seasonal wildflowers. Bachelor Mountain was a former fire lookout and offers great views of the old Cascades and the High Cascades.  Bachelor Mountain is a little higher than the nearby Coffin Mountain, and the trail to Bachelor Mountain route is a slightly more gradual climb.
The trail to Bachelor Mountain connects near the end of the trail (1.3 miles in) to a trail (FS trail #3423) going along Bugaboo Ridge to the Bugaboo Ridge Trailhead.  
The Bugaboo Ridge trail splits later, with a branch trail going to Bruno Meadows.

Bachelor Mountain Access 1: From Detroit, Oregon, travel East on Highway 22 for approximately 21 miles to Straight Creek Road (FS RD 11 aka Quartzville Scenic Byway).
Turn right on 11, travel for about 4 miles to Forest Road 1168.  Road 1168 forms a loop the Forest Service recommends going past the first 1168 junction, then taking the second 1168 junction.   William Sullivan's directions are to take the first turn onto road 1168.
Turn right on Forest Road 1168, travel for about 4.5 to Forest Road 430, travel about 0.5 mile on Forest Road 430 to trailhead.

Access 2: From Sweet Home, Oregon, travel east on Highway 20 for 47.5 miles to the Highway 20 / 126 and Highway 22 junction,
turn onto Highway 22 and travel west for 12 miles to the junction with Straight Creek Road (Highway 11 aka Quartzville Scenic Byway)
travel for about 4 miles to Forest Road 1168 (Do not turn at first 1168 junction). Veer right onto Forest Road 1168,
travel for 4 miles to the junction with Forest Road 430. At the end of Forest Road 430 is the trailhead.

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