Mount McLoughlin

A moderate scramble to the top of a 9,000-foot high volcano near Grant's Pass, Oregon. It's one of the Cascade Volcanoes pin peaks.

Getting There

Take Exit 40 off of I-5 just past Grants Pass onto OR-99.  Drive east to its intersection with OR-140 and turn east and drive past Fish Lake. Turn left onto Forest Road 3650 and follow it to the Mount McLoughlin Trailhead (5,775 ft).

Approach & Ascent

Follow the Mount McLoughlin Trail (No. 3716) until it crosses the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Then continue strenuously climbing mostly west to the summit.

Descent Route

Descend the climbing route.


  • Guidebook: Best Climbs Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides 2012).
  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 4, Technical 3
  • Length: 8.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,245 ft
  • 9,495 ft
  • USGS Mount McLoughlin, OR
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