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Toad Creek Road

Page Type: Route

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.40930°N / 122.106°W

Object Title: Toad Creek Road

Route Type: Ridge Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: Karl Helser

Created/Edited: Oct 26, 2005 / Oct 26, 2005

Object ID: 167266

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Approach


Follow the "getting there" sections of the main page...

Route Description


As soon as you exit your vehicle set your sites, GPS, or compass on the beginning of the ridge because the first .5 of a mile you'll be busy navigating through thick manzanita & rhododendron tangles. Once you get through the thick stuff and into the forest you'll be able to follow the ridge easily. Look for fragments of the abandon trail. The first mile is the toughest with a 1200' gain in just over a mile. Photo opps don't appear till after about 2.5 miles. The first point of interest is North Peak. A 5780' peak with a nice view south. Look for a stack of rocks at the summit with a summit register under the first rock. It dates back to 1997

After North Peak the ridge opens up to a rocky craggy ridge with great views to the east & west.

The totals for this route from the parked rig to Echo Mountain summit is about 6.5 miles round trip and a total of 2050' of elevation gain.

Essential Gear


Water, Food, and a good knowledge of the area, especially where you parked your rig.

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

The first 1.2 miles the ridge...Echo Mountain Summit from the...