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nicozoneNorth Ridge Trail
Date Climbed: May 30, 2009


Using the 10+ miles North Ridge Trail as a warm-up/training for South Sisters, the trail conditions are very good. Hiked it with my girlfriend and a coworker. The start of the trail is a little hard to discern, so we accidentally went up the U.S. Forestry Service gravel road instead and added another 2 miles to the overall roundtrip. Excellent views from the top.
Posted Jun 11, 2009 2:59 pm

Dennis Poulin1st CoHP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2002

Dennis Poulin

This was my first intentional county highpoint. I drove up near the summit.
Posted May 28, 2009 12:02 pm

dirthWinter Overnight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2009


Really fun winter trip, felt more like a summer trip though because it was almost 60 degrees at the top because of a crazy inversion. Trip report coming soon...
Posted Jan 15, 2009 6:37 pm

BombchaserEast Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008


Easy hike, good views of old growth forest, good workout. The weather was quite mild most of the way up, but was very windy and cool at the top.
Posted Dec 6, 2008 10:38 pm

cascadetravelerMany summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2002


I have visited the summit of Mary's peak several times. I am hoping to do a winter ascent/teliski descent. I have always felt this mountain was unique. It is a cascade peak marooned in the coast range. Great view of the coast at sundown.
good times. The above date indicates day I put in the most miles hiking on mary's.
Posted Sep 14, 2008 12:37 am

Brian JenkinsEast Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2007

Brian Jenkins

Getting over a cold so I decided to do something easier. Nice hike. Very blustery up top. Saw the only other person there that day at the summit. Some guy with a 75 lb. pack with "Jolly" written all over everything he had who was training for something bigger. Few inches of snow and rime on the top 500 feet or so, drifting to deeper spots in areas. Could see from St. Helens to Thielsen and the Three Sisters to the ocean. Finished up my Christmas shopping afterwards in Woodburn.
Posted Dec 17, 2007 3:21 am

dresserBike up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2004


Biked up many times while cross training.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 7:21 pm

verdeleonePleasant stroll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007


Totally sent that last shuffle through the wildflowers. Got wife (who carried the baby, my turn in a few months) and me out of the valley's pollen smog. Could see Hood, Jefferson, Sisters, but pretty hazy.
Posted May 28, 2007 11:49 pm

cjwhatMarathon  Sucess!


Ran up as part of the Mary's Peak Marathon which started at Oregon State campus. The beer party on the summit was a bonus, but next time I'll drive.
Posted May 1, 2007 8:07 pm

Katy Ygreat conditioning hike  Sucess!

Katy Y

Have hiked this several times; snowshoed once. Relatively easy hike (and short if east trail taken). Wildflowers and views are amazing in the spring.
Posted Apr 7, 2007 11:44 am

BSPclimberEast Ridge trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2007


Beautiful day, temp in the 30's and little wind. Fun hike, the last half of the trail had many spots of snow turned into ice. The summit meadow had at least a foot of snow in most places, the parts in the shade were very icy. Had to do some step kicking at one spot of the trail, icy snow at a 35 degree sidehill, which I avoided on the way down by taking a higher route in the sun. Amazing view at the summit, from Rainier to the north to Thielsen to the south. 1:15 up, 55 minutes down.
Posted Feb 2, 2007 1:35 am

bmcnary1Fun Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2006


Now that I am attending OSU in Corvalls I have a good chance to explore a new part of the country. The weather today was pretty rad with heavy winds and rain/sleet/snow. It made for quite a fun impromptu romp around the woods and peak. I was surprised how much timber has fallen onto the road. There were about 5 or more trees laying on the road going up.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 11:13 pm

DundeelBenton County High  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2006


Parked at upper lot. Strong winds but the clouds were high enough to see almost to the Sisters. Just a trace of snow on the ground at the summit.
Posted Nov 13, 2006 4:58 am

Mr. ClamNorth Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

Mr. Clam

A great hike in heavy rain. We reached the windy summit right as night fell then had a slippery but fun run down in the dark.
Posted Nov 7, 2006 1:41 am

hiway99wEast Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006


A beautiful autumn day for a hike. The vine maple in bright fall colors really added to the experience. Couldn't see the ocean from the summit (looked like it might have been fogged in) but there were great views of the Cascade volcanoes and the Coast Range. My 14 year old son's first Oregon county high point.
Posted Oct 22, 2006 3:13 am

Topo NutEast Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006
Yes, getting to the summit from the parking lot is like falling off a log. However, a nice alternative is to park at the East Trail parking area and hike the 1500 feet to the summit from there. The trail has great switchbacks and goes through a virgin forest. Download the GPS map from my post on
Posted Sep 24, 2006 6:02 am

Luke MorrisHard Core  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Luke Morris

Me and my Girl made this insane summit! I hiked 0.00001 miles from the parking area to the peak. We only rested 3 times and made it in just under 4 hours. My exhaustion overwhelmed my senses but the view made the trip well worth while!
Posted Aug 20, 2006 2:06 am

Infected MushroomNorth ridge trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

Infected Mushroom

The trail was quite level with gigantic switch backs, but at around 10 miles round trip its definitely a decent workout.
Posted Jul 15, 2006 4:34 am

CornvallisMultiple Summits  Sucess!


Living in Corvallis for seven years I made multiple trips up Marys. Good snow activities in the winter. Very nice old growth areas on the peak. Nice trail system also, a few loop options available. Great views of the Cascades
Posted Jul 13, 2006 5:30 am

cmc56789Mary's Peak Snowshoe
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2006


I had done this peviously in December 2004 on a misty viewless day. For March, 2006, I snowshoed up the road to the Mary's Peak campground and took the meadow's edge trail to the meadow and summit. The meadows are quite beautiful when snow-covered. Windy and cold on top with views of the Willamette Valley and the Cascades from Diamond Peak to the base of cloud covered Mount Hood.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 9:30 pm

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