Badger Creek Wilderness

Mt. Hood National Forest, Near Rhododendron, Oregon

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The highest point within the 29, 057 acre Badger Creek Wilderness is Lookout Mountain (6,525’) located in the northwest portion. Lookout Mountain area is a subalpine ecosystem, with hardy trees and rocky terrain. The eastern portion of the Wilderness is generally warmer and dryer in summer months and contains ponderosa pine forest, Oregon white oak and grasslands.

Three creeks--Badger, Little Badger, and Tygh--drain Badger Creek Wilderness, where slope inclines range from 30 to 70 degrees. Rocks made smooth by glacier activity characterize the upper reaches of Badger Creek. Mountain hemlock dominates all three streams. 

There are approximately 55 miles of trails in the Wilderness, including the Badger Creek Trail, which follows the length of the creek in the Wilderness. From the western boundary, the steep 2.4-mile Gumjuwac Saddle Trail climbs to the confluence of four trails, including a spur route that ultimately connects to the Badger Creek Trail and provides a view of Mount Hood to the northwest.

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