Guardian of South Waldo
Fuji Mountain Rises to an elevation of 7,144ft above the pure and deep blue waters of Waldo Lake. Fuji Mountain is an old sheild volcano, that when one looks to the northwest from the willamette pass sees a forested ridge with a camel hump at it's north end. Looking at Fuji from points north of the peak it takes on a rugged precipitious look. Fuji with it's twin to the east Mt Ray overlooks a forested benchland to the south with many lakes and rock outcroppings. There is a well-graded trail up Fuji Mountain. From the top, Waldo Lake commands the immediate view north. With a front row seat view of Diamond Peak
to the south. On clear day you can see Mt hood in the north down to Mt Theilson in the south. The Three sisters and Broken Top
touch up the background to Waldo Lake. There are three points of entry to the Fuji Mt trail.
The trail proper starts on the Waldo lake road and is an 11 mile roundtrip hike w/ 2200ft of gain from the T.H.
The Fuji road T.H. Is located near milepost 56 directly across from the entrance to Salt Creek Falls. Drive to the end of the road and cattch spur trail for 7tenths of mile til it meets up with fuji trail. this is about seven miles round trip.
Eagle Creek road between milepost 50 and 51 is to your left just pass the union pacific train trestle. travel this road approximatly 10miles to within 100 yards of it's end. There will be a spur trail to the left. 3 miles round trip to the summit.
Coming from north or south on the interstate-5 corridor take exit 188 Klamath falls/Central Oregon. This is State Hwy 58 follow this hwy through the town of Oakridge at mile post 35. Continue out of town and drive until you reach.
1) Eagle creek milepost50/51 F.S 5883 for 10miles
2) Fuji Road Milepost 56 across from Salt cr Falls 4.5 miles
3) Waldo Road between mileposts 58 and 59 Follow the paved
road 5897 for 2 miles to the trailhead sign on the left, This is the Fuji Mountain Trailhead.
A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at or near the trailhead. The pass can be bought at the trailhead for $5 (one-day pass), or at a ranger station for $30 (all-year pass). The last 0.5 mile of the trail up Fuji is within the Waldo Lake Wilderness. Fires and camping are prohibited within 200 feet of all lakes and streams. Occasionally, all fires will be prohibited in times of high fire danger, so check with the Middle Fork Ranger District
When To Climb
The mountain is usually climbed in the summer and late fall, but can also be a nice snowshoe climb in the winter and early spring.
Camping is allowed, but see the "Red Tape" section above for regulations on fires and camping.
The nearest campgrounds in the area are at Waldo Lake. They include North Waldo
, Shadow Bay
, and Islet
Check with the Middle Fork Ranger District
offices in Westfir.National weather service<
(Information courtesy of dkantola)
According to Oregon Geographic Names (the bible of Oregon place names), "Fuji Mountain...is another of Oregon's mystery names. The name predates World War II and has no known connection to the famous Mount Fujiyama in Japan. It certainly has no physical resemblance, either in size or prominence."