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Union Peak

 
Union Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 42.83110°N / 122.2234°W

Object Title: Union Peak

Elevation: 7709 ft / 2350 m

 

Page By: Popoff

Created/Edited: Dec 17, 2002 / May 21, 2014

Object ID: 151392

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Overview


Union Peak is a relatively small, rocky mountain in the far southwestern corner of Crater Lake National Park. The mountain is basically just a very large rockpile with a monolith on top.

Union Peak is the eroded remnant of a significantly larger volcano. The monolith is the surviving part of the volcanic neck, which was made of harder material than the other parts of the mountain, so it did not erode as much by glaciation as did the other slopes of the peak. There are no glaciers on the mountain today. The last time Union Peak was glaciated was thousands of years in the past. Union Peak is now extinct. It is the oldest mountain in the park.

There is a trail to the top of Union Peak (see Routes).

For more peaks in the park, check out Crater Lake Caldera, Mount Scott, and Hillman Peak.

Getting There


Drive to the summit of Highway 62 (about 1 mile west of Mazama Village). Turn south at a "Pacific Crest Trail" sign. Go to the dirt turn-around at the end of the very short road. The trail follows the Pacific Crest Trail part of the way. This is the trailhead.

Red Tape


Since the peak is in Crater Lake National Park, you must pay fees:
INDIVIDUAL ENTRANCE (Vehicle): $10 (seven-day pass).
INDIVIDUAL ENTRANCE (bike, foot): $5 (seven-day pass).
GOLD ACCESS PASSPORT (blind or disabled): Free (lifetime).
GOLDEN AGE PASSPORT (62 years or older): $10 (lifetime).
GOLDEN EAGLE PASSPORT (good for one year from date of purchase): $50 (good for one year).

Also, there are many large shiitake mushrooms in the park too, but it is illegal to harvest them in the park.



When To Climb


It is best as a summer hike, but I guess you can make a winter trek (or nordic ski trip) of it. If so, the winter trip would be much longer.

Camping


Camping is not allowed on or near the trail. There are camping sites near Mazama Village and the Crater Lake Caldera. See Crater Lake camping/lodging.

Mountain Conditions


Call Crater Lake National Park at (541) 594-2211.

Park Information


Check out the Crater Lake National Park website: Crater Lake NP.



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PopoffUntitled Comment

Hasn't voted

You are correct once again. Thanks for noticing the error.
Posted Jan 27, 2003 6:54 am
Brian JenkinsUntitled Comment

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

Hmm, still a bit off. Try putting in 42 degrees 50 minutes by 122 degrees 13 minutes and see if that gets Union Peak on the topozone map. Hope that works..................
Posted Jan 27, 2003 9:50 am
Brian JenkinsUntitled Comment

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

OK, still a bit off but I figured out the problem. I gave you degrees and minutes to enter and the format is in decimals. I think the following might work (sorry for the confusion on this, my fault).





42.833 by 122.2167





Hopefully, Union Peak will be in the topozone map this time. Good luck. :- )


Posted Jan 29, 2003 10:35 am
PopoffUntitled Comment

Hasn't voted

Thank you once again.
Posted Feb 4, 2003 7:13 am
Brian JenkinsUntitled Comment

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

I think your coordinates are a bit off. Is it supposed to be 121 west and not 122? Not sure but the distance it shows from Crater Lake is not correct. Might want to double check.
Posted Jan 25, 2003 9:49 pm
PopoffUntitled Comment

Hasn't voted

You are correct once again. Thanks for noticing the error.
Posted Jan 27, 2003 6:54 am
Brian JenkinsUntitled Comment

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

Hmm, still a bit off. Try putting in 42 degrees 50 minutes by 122 degrees 13 minutes and see if that gets Union Peak on the topozone map. Hope that works..................
Posted Jan 27, 2003 9:50 am
Brian JenkinsUntitled Comment

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

OK, still a bit off but I figured out the problem. I gave you degrees and minutes to enter and the format is in decimals. I think the following might work (sorry for the confusion on this, my fault).





42.833 by 122.2167





Hopefully, Union Peak will be in the topozone map this time. Good luck. :- )


Posted Jan 29, 2003 10:35 am
PopoffUntitled Comment

Hasn't voted

Thank you once again.
Posted Feb 4, 2003 7:13 am
wildstarUntitled Comment

wildstar

Voted 10/10

Crater Lake weather can be found here.
Posted Nov 20, 2004 12:48 pm

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