The state of
Oregon is home to forty mountain peaks in eleven mountain ranges,
making it one of the premier alpine destinations on the continent.
The highest (and most visible) peak is Mt. Hood in the Cascades,
towering over Portland at 11,239 feet (my company actually measured
the height with GPS!).
read about our summits of Oregon peaks, click on the links at left.
Each site contains a trip report, photo gallery, and lots of
information about the route climbed. Also included are links to
other sites containing information on the climb.
home to numerous mountain ranges. From the towering volcanoes of
the Cascade Mountains in the West to the Rocky Mountains in the East,
Oregon has varied and mountainous terrain throughout it's various
Mountains stretch for over 700 miles from Northern California through
Oregon and Washington, and ending in British Columbia. The
Cascades are known for their majestic snow-capped peaks, heavy
snowfall, and glaciers. The peaks offer some of the best snow
and ice climbing in the lower 48 states, and the height differential
from top to bottom is greater than nearly all of the higher peaks in
the Sierra Nevadas and the Rocky Mountains. The lower portions
of the peaks are covered with thick fir and pine forests, while the
slopes in summer consist of scree and loose rocks. The cascades
are primarily large cinder cone volcanoes, and most of the volcanoes
are active today.
Mountains lie in the Northeast corner of Oregon, just west of Hell's
Canyon, the deepest gorge in the United States. The range
encompasses the Eagle
Cap Wilderness, the largest wilderness in Oregon.
from the Wallowas by the Grand Ronde River and Powder River, the Blue
Mountains constitute one of the largest uplifts in Oregon, extending
into several counties.
Rock Creek Butte
Eastern Oregon, north of Burns, the
Wilderness is just east of John Day in the Malheur National
Forest. The area includes nearly 68,700 acres and is home to 378
types of animals.
more information on mountaineering in the state of Oregon, you can
visit the website of Mazamas, the
premiere climbing club in Oregon. You might also want to visit
our Mountaineering Directory, where we
list links to a great deal of mountaineering information.