High Rock

  • South of the Salmon Huckeberry Wilderness, Estacada, , OR 97023

High Rock, just south of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, is the second-highest point between Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, second only to Ollalie Butte.  At night, with Mt. Hood wrapped in stars, looking level and north one can see the lights of Timberline Lodge and the Village of Government Camp, named for the 45 calvary wagons abandoned in the snow and mud in 1849.  Generations of men have considered the same multitude of stars, as seen from this mountain, from the beginning of time.  In the light of day, views both north and south present various mountain peaks dressed in snow. Come for the flowers in summer, the berries in fall, and the view whenever the land sheds its winter coat of snow.

  • Seasonal availability, June to November (road not plowed in winter)

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