Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (Wrangle Gap to Siskiyou Gap ) -
This section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail traverses the northwestern flanks of Red Mountain and offers exceptional views of Mt. McLoughlin, the rim of Crater Lake, and Dutchman Peak lookout. Wildflowers are usually in full display by midsummer. There are no water sources along this trail route. For those wishing to camp overnight in this area, Wrangle campground is located one mile west of Wrangle Gap. Facilities include picnic tables, fire pits, vault toilets, and water from haul pump (July - Sept.)
Beginning at Wrangle Gap, the trail traverses a gradual, northwestern contour along the flanks of Red Mountain. The trail passes through a Shasta Red Fir and Mountain Hemlock forest as it continues to contour the ridgeline. Mt. McLoughlin, a 9495 feet composite volcano, looms to the north with good views of Brown Mountain and the Mountain Lakes Rim to the east. The trail emerges in to open country and small meadows blanketed with wildflowers. Thick mounds of beargrass dot the mountainside. Look for signs of wildlife - deer, black bear, and coyote are frequently seen in the meadow areas.
The trail contours around Monogram Lakes before beginning its moderate descent to Siskiyou Gap. This section of trail ends on Forest Road #20, at the "true" Siskiyou Gap, about one mile west of the junction of Forest Road #22.
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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (Wrangle Gap to Siskiyou Gap )
Pacific Crest Trail
OR 97530 US