South Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Oregon, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Walk-up

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South Ridge
Created On: Jun 20, 2003
Last Edited On: May 14, 2006

Approach

See the Getting There section of the main page to get to the trailhead. Also, see the McClellan Mountain Trail (West End) route of Fields Peak to get to the same trail.

Route Description

From the trailhead, go 1.5 miles to a fork. There will be a small square piece of plywood on a tree with an arrow pointing to the right. If you want to bag Fields Peak, head left and then come back or go cross country to get back on the ridge to Moore and Moon Mountains. If you want to go straight to Moon Mountain, take the right fork and you'll head to the saddle between Fields and Moore. The trail goes around to the left (north) side of Moore and then back to the ridge. Or, if you are hiking early in the season and there is snow on the north side, you can tramp onto the south side and traverse around there. You might catch some game trails or faint paths also there.

Once you are on the ridge again to the east of Moore Mountain, it is only a short distance to another smaller hump on the ridge and from there, a ridge heads north to Moon Mountain. Head north off trail here and walk the ridge to the summit. There is a faint path that goes just below Moon's ridge on the right (east ) side or you can just walk the ridge and easy scrambling to the summit and a small cairn that marks it.

It's about 5 miles from trailhead to Moon's summit.

Essential Gear

None needed.

Miscellaneous Info

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