Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 43.65968°N / 122.10136°W
Additional Information County: Lane
Activities Activities: Hiking
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 7144 ft / 2177 m
Sign the Climber's Log

Guardian of South Waldo

Three Sisters, Oregon cascades
Island Lake
Waldo lake/ Three sisters

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 Peakto 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.

Getting There

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.

Red Tape

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 campgrounds.

Mountain Conditions

Check with the Middle Fork Ranger District offices in Westfir.National weather service<

Mountain Name

(Information courtesy of dkantola)
According to Oregon Geographic Names (the bible of Oregon place names), "Fuji 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."

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woodwart - Jul 21, 2005 1:12 am - Hasn't voted

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In the 'Mountain Name' section it speaks of 'Fujiyama', which is incorrect if you are going to use the japanese word. The character for mountain has two readings, and when it is used as a suffix it is read as 'san'. Thus 'Fuji-san' is the correct term to use when referring to this Japanese mountain.

rac97 - Sep 20, 2013 11:55 am - Hasn't voted

Directions/Distance Corrections

A couple amendments to the 7 mile hike described above: Fuji Road (aka 5894) is just past milepost 57 (between 57 and 58), not 56. You'll see the 5894 sign immediately; the Fuji Mtn Road sign is 50-100 ft up the road. In about 1/4 mile, the road forks - take the left fork (there is a road closed gate). The road is barely okay for passenger car of average clearance. Based on our experience, I think the hike is ~10 miles (including spur), not 7. We took the spur trail from the north side of the parking lot at the end of 5894, which joins the main trail right near the cutoff to Jo Ann Lake. The spur trail was not well maintained, but was easy to follow with frequent blazes (high in the tree, presumably because these trails are oriented to x-country skiers). The hike was a pleasant walk in the forest with generally gentle grade. Fuji Mountain doesn't really reveal its view until the last few hundred yards. If you are mostly interested in the view, do the short trail. If you want a long hike, I'd probably use the proper Waldo Lake starting point. I'm not sure the middle option we did has much to recommend it, given it's about as long and not as easy to get to/follow.

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