Oregon County Highpoints

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Oregon State County Highpoints

There are 36 counties in the state of Oregon. Since four pair of counties share common summits, there are 32 locations on this list.

The first person to complete all the Oregon county highpoints was Ken Jones in 1999.
Second -Bob Packard
Third -Bob Bolton
Fourth -Bob Schwab
Fifth -Terry Richard
Sixth -Dennis Poulin
Seventh/Eighth -Mary and Peter Green
Ninth - Adam Helman
Dean Molen only lacks Mt. Jefferson to finish.

Mt. Jefferson's summit on the Linn/Jefferson county line is considered the most difficult county summit in the state. Mt. Jefferson also has a unique distinction in the state of Oregon in that it has a "liner" highpoint on its north flank which marks the highest point in Marion County, giving Jefferson three county highpoints less than 2/3 of a mile apart.

Four of the Oregon county HPs are relatively nondescript liners or unremarkable areas (Gilliam, Lincoln, Sherman and Wasco Counties) and will most likely never have SP pages. Most of the rest are of magnificent stature, and all but 10 already have pages on the site. Those already posted are listed at the left as "Children".

County Highpointing Resources

A vast amount of information about county highpointing can be found here: http://www.cohp.org.

You can have your county highpoint progress displayed on that site by entering your visits either there or at http://www.peakbagger.com. The two websites have a special connection that allows them to work together. If you set up a membership at http://www.cohp.org, you'll also be a member at http://www.peakbagger.com, where you can enter all your other climbs as well.

The List

Rank Peak Name County Elevation Topo Map
1 Mt. Hood Clackamas/Hood River 11,239 Map
2 Mt. Jefferson Jefferson/Linn 10,497 Map
3 South Sister Deschutes/Lane 10,358 Map
4 Sacajawea Peak Wallowa 9,838 Map
5 Steens Mtn. Range HP Harney 9,733 Map
6 Eagle Cap Union 9,572 Map
7 Red Mountain Baker 9,560 Map
8 Mt. McLoughlin Jackson 9,495 Map
9 Mt. Thielsen Douglas/Klamath 9,182 Map
10 Strawberry Mtn. Grant 9,038 Map
11 Liner on Mt.Jeff. Marion 9,000 Map
12 Crane Mtn. Lake 8,456 Map
13 Stevenson BM Malheur 8,027 Map
14 Grayback Mtn. Josephine 7,048 Map
15 Lookout Mtn. Crook 6,926 Map
16 Spanish Peak Wheeler 6,871 Map
17 Tower Mtn Umatilla 6,850 Map
18 Liner Wasco 6,280 Map
19 Black Mtn Morrow 5,932 Map
20 Brandy Peak Curry 5,298 Map
21 Buck Peak Multonomah 4,751 Map
22 Mt. Bolivar Coos 4,319 Map
23 3 spots Gilliam 4,285 Map
24 Marys Peak Benton 4,097 Map
25 Rogers Peak Tillamook 3,706 Map
26 Laurel Mtn Polk 3,589 Map
27 Saddle Mtn Washington 3,464 Map
28 Trask Mtn Yamhill 3,424 Map
29 Two areas Lincoln 3,401 Map
30 Saddle Mtn. Clatsop 3,283 Map
31 unnamed area Sherman 3,000 Map
32 Long Mtn Columbia 2,265 Map

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Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Mar 17, 2006 5:41 am - Hasn't voted

Name spelling

Don, you might want to spell Dennis Poulin's name correctly. :-) -Bob

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Mar 23, 2006 3:38 am - Hasn't voted


Bob, Thanks for noting my error - fixed now. dn

bzloink - Jul 10, 2008 6:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Saddle Mtn.

The Washington County Saddle Mtn. link links to the Clatsop County Saddle Mtn. page. Just thought I'd let ya know.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jul 11, 2008 12:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Saddle Mtn.

Thanks for noting that. I removed the incorrect link. Need to do a page for the peak and give it some respect!

barrett90 - Dec 14, 2008 2:43 pm - Voted 10/10

saddle mountain page

there is a page for it here http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150707/saddle-mountain.html it's on the sidebar but not on the list

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 14, 2008 4:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: saddle mountain page

Actually, Clatsop County's Saddle Mountain (as opposed to Washington County's highpoint of the same name) is attached as a child to this page. But for whatever reasons the link wasn't added to the table. I'll fix it. -Bob


ericnoel - Aug 13, 2009 12:57 am - Voted 10/10


Good page guys. A minor detail but the elevation for Strawberry is actually 9040+ rather than 9038.


hgrapid - Feb 2, 2011 5:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Marion County Highpoint

On the page you say "Five of the Oregon county HP's are relatively nondescript liners or unremarkable areas (Gilliam, Lincoln, Marion, Sherman and Wasco CO's) and will most likely never have SP pages" Marion County now has a page, which you actually have linked on your page.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 5, 2011 10:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Marion County Highpoint

Fixed -- thanks!


Redwic - Sep 19, 2011 10:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Tower Mountain (Umatilla CoHP)

I created a SP page for Tower Mountain today. If you get a chance, please put the link on your front-page list. Thanks! http://www.summitpost.org/tower-mountain/747434 (Tower Mountain is a great peak, by the way!)

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Oct 2, 2011 3:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Tower Mountain (Umatilla CoHP)

Done (finally). Thanks Craig! -Bob


Redwic - Oct 3, 2011 5:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tower Mountain (Umatilla CoHP)

Not quite done yet. I will be adding a couple more pages soon. ;-)


triyoda - Apr 19, 2021 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Wasco County HP gets a bad rap

I was pretty far into this CHP quest before I realized that the Wasco CHP liner is on the flanks of Olallie Butte. Since the liner itself is only a short side trip from the trail to the Olallie summit, it seems like this HP should be linked to Olallie Butte, with a note that it is a liner. Olallie Butte is quite nice and the only spot which may have better Jefferson views is the summit of Three Fingered Jack. So it was kind of hidden gem, much better than expected. Think of Wasco county as an Olallie summit hike with an added bonus of a nearby CHP.

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