Summit Trail

At A Glance


0.3 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.3 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
Blaze Color: None
Hikes That Use This Trail: Summit and Rhododendron Trail Loop

This trail is located in the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area trails list page.


Passes through the picnic area as it winds up to the 4,665 foot summit through a red oak forest, with an understory of mountain laurel and rhododendron. Good view near the summit; however, it's developed with towers, signs, etc. Continue to Luther Rock via the Rhododendron trail for a more unobstructed view.


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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Mount Jefferson Summit - Picnic Area to Lower Rhodo

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.12 mi

Mount Jefferson Summit - Lower Rhodo to Upper Rhodo

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.12 mi

Mount Jefferson Summit - Upper Rhodo to Summit

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 262 ft

Total Calculated Length: 0.3 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Rhododendron
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