Mount Bolivar Climber's Log

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huskertriguy - Jan 5, 2019 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2018

Winter  Sucess!

This was a trip including Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Polk, Lincoln, Coos, Curry, and Benton counties.

Left from Roseburg, where I had stayed the previous evening.

Familiar with the story of the ill-fated Kim family, I was prepared to turn around at the first sign of snow on the road, even with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle.

The locals I spoke to at the Tri-City gas station strongly cautioned against driving up there. But knowing the forecast was clear, and with a full tank of gas and fully stocked in case of emergency, and with my wife knowing my full itinerary, I chose to go for it.

Not a flake of snow was on the paved road all the way to Mt. Bolivar. And in fact I saw an occasional other vehicle on the road.

A light layer of snow started about .5 mile into the walk, but there was never a need to stomp in steps.

Beautiful clear views at the summit, all the way to Mt. Jefferson.


davidsanger - Sep 16, 2018 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2018

very pleasant   Sucess!

Standard trail; nice walk with some rhododendrons in bloom. Foggy, then cleared at the summit. No-one else around.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Jul 15, 2016 5:01 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2016

Solitary hike  Sucess!

Drove to the trailhead from Grayback above Glendale and enjoyed a solitary hike under sunny skies. Then drove on to Brandy Peak.


scgrant - Oct 6, 2015 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015

Bolivar  Sucess!

Nice trip down to the south western section of Oregon where we were able to hit back dirt roads and connect Mount Bolivar, Brandy Peak, and Grayback Mountain. Three Oregon CoHP's and three P2K's; not bad.


Tracy - Aug 8, 2014 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

in via Glendale - out via Powers  Sucess!

I hiked this on with my daughter, Tori on our way to Coos Bay. We were in a hurry because my wife waited for us at the trailhead. We did it in 65 minutes roundtrip.


calebEOC - Sep 10, 2012 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Long Drive  Sucess!

I connected Brandy to this one via Agness, which meant approximately 100 miles of backwoods driving on some of the windiest roads in Oregon.


Redwic - Jul 2, 2012 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Quick & Easy  Sucess!

Nice, easy trail. The summit statue no longer is there, although a small commemorative plaque is on the ground.

FYI- Dean's driving distance estimates are incorrect. Fortunately, there are no real turnoffs and the Mount Bolivar Trailhead is very well-marked, when you reach it.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 7, 2012 1:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

Running up Rolling down  Sucess!

Decided I was in shape enough to run the Bolivar trail. Sadly I was so asphyxiated by the time I got to the top the way down was more of a run/roll. I found the only shape I was in was "round," cause I rolled just fine.


ericnoel - Apr 24, 2011 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Bolivar  Sucess!

After doing Brandy I figured I would nab a second short COHP. After an insane amount of backroads driving I made it to Bolivar. It probably took me longer to drive between the two than to hike either peak. The area has burned fairly recently. But the trail is in good shape. I did not see the Bolivar statue and it appears to have removed.


Dundeel - Sep 21, 2010 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

Simon Says  Sucess!

Nice, late evening hike with good weather. Wide views down into the Rogue River country and south toward Brandy Peak. Got back to the car at dark and couldn't find the correct road to Glendale. Took the long route to Riddle instead.

"Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth?", Simon Bolivar, 1830.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 25, 2008 2:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

Mt. Bolivar Trail  Sucess!

50 minutes roundtrip.

Ryan Burd

Ryan Burd - Jul 3, 2008 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

Mt. Bolivar  Sucess!

With Dad, below.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 28, 2007 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

Mt. Bolivar Trail  Sucess!

With son Ryan, did Brandy Peak in the morning and this one in the afternoon. Trip Report

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 22, 2006 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2002

Mt. Bolivar Trail  Sucess!

Climbed on a wet rainy day in November. No views.


annaleiserabinek - Jun 7, 2005 7:12 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Bolivar Trail Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!

Route Climbed: Mt. Bolivar Trail

Date Climbed: March 12, 2005

Date Signed: Apr 19, 2005 01:47 AM

Very nice little hike with Cornvallis , we also hiked up Hanging Rock with the crazy rednecks and thier paintball guns.


headwes - Apr 24, 2005 8:56 pm

Date Climbed: April 24, 2005  Sucess!

38 minutes to the top, including a few breaks for my old dad to rest. Views from the summit were great, but clouds limited visability. We did this right after Hanging Rock, which made for an easy, yet fun day. I highly recommend both.


Dean - Apr 19, 2005 9:24 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Bolivar Trail Date Climbed: June 13, 2003  Sucess!

See Bob's entry below. I too would like to revisit this one some day so I could see what the view looked like. We did Brandy Peak later the same day to pick up Curry county. It also rained on that one.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Apr 19, 2005 1:49 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Bolivar Trail Date Climbed: June 13, 2003  Sucess!

Dean Molen and I hiked this one in typical western Oregon misty rain. There were no views except the flowers and trees. Nice hike, and one that I'd like to see the views from.


Cornvallis - Apr 19, 2005 1:47 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Bolivar Trail Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!

Very nice little hike with Shelby in a seldom-visited corner of the state. Short hike, turned into a combo day with Hanging Rock which I highly recommend. Probably 70 degrees on the summit this early March day.

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