From Summitpost: When its namesake spire was blown off in a storm in 1911, this High Cascade peak was almost forgotten about and still is not very well known. But being the high point halfway between Mt. Thielsen and Diamond Peak, this rocky-topped peak has great views from Crater Lake to the Three Sisters. The summit has a Class 2/3 scramble after a mostly gentle hike along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

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Driving Distance from Portland 215 miles
Driving Time from Portland 4 hours
Distance - Round Trip 9 miles
General Route Info Hike along the well-graded PCT about 4 miles to the climbers route to the summit. The best rock on the route is the summit block. An enjoyable scramble leads to the top. Another option for this climb is to approach from Summit Lake. Two trails lead to Cowhorn from this area: the PCT and Windy Pass Trail. It is possible to go up one of the trails and return on the other, making a fine loop hike, though the two trailheads, ≈2 miles apart, are connected by forest service roads. A short car shuttle eliminates the need for hiking the road.
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books 75 Scrambles in Oregon , by Barbara Bond
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