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Oregon's Highest Peaks (500' Prominence)

Mount Hood from Cloud Cap Campground

Mount Hood from Cloud Cap Campground

Jeff Howbert published a list of "Oregon's 100 Highest Peaks" in the May 1996 issue of Pack & Paddle magazine. Peaks on this list have at least 500 feet of "clean" prominence (rising at least 500 feet above any saddle connecting it to anything higher). Many of the peaks on this list are not named on USGS maps. Jeff Howbert chose to name otherwise unnamed peaks after the name of their adjacent drainages, and placed those names in brackets (see below).

Since the publication of Jeff Howbert's list, it has been recognized on Peakbagger.com that Peak 8428 in the Elkhorns qualifies for the list with at least 508 feet of clean prominence, and I have added it as number 63. This shifted Crook Peak to position 101.

Most of Oregon's Highest Peaks are in the Blue and Wallowa Mountains in the northeast corner of the state, rather than in the more familiar Cascade Range. For many years I focused on climbing the Cascade peaks, and neglected Oregon's rich variety of geology and ecosystems. I look forward to many years of exploring this varied state.

The Peaks

Oregon's Highest Peaks - Cascade Range
Rank Peak Elevation USGS 7.5 min Quad Year
1 Mount Hood 11239 Mount Hood South 1977
2 Mount Jefferson 10497 Mount Jefferson 1978
3 South Sister 10358 South Sister 1976
4 North Sister 10085 North Sister 1979
5 Middle Sister 10047 North Sister 1975
16 Mount McLoughlin 9495 Mount McLoughlin 1980
22 Mount Thielsen 9182 Mount Thielsen 1977
23 Broken Top 9175 Broken Top 1984
29 Mount Bachelor 9065 Mount Bachelor 2001 ski
35 Mount Scott 8928 Crater Lake East 1981
45 Diamond Peak 8744 Diamond Peak 2011
66 Howlock Mountain 8396 Mount Thielsen 2010
68 Mount Bailey 8368 Diamond Lake 2006
73 Aspen Butte 8208 Aspen Lake 2011
75 Hollys Ridge 8178 Mount Thielsen 2008
76 Hillman Peak 8151 Crater Lake West 2007
77 Dutton Cliff 8147 Crater Lake East 2007
80 Applegate Peak 8126 Crater Lake East 2010
83 Ball Butte 8091 Broken Top 2002 ski
84 Llao Rock 8049 Crater Lake West 2007
85 Pelican Butte 8036 Pelican Butte 2011
92 Mount Harriman 7979 Aspen Lake 2011
98 Mount Carmine 7882 Aspen Lake 2011
100 Three Fingered Jack 7841 Three Fingered Jack 1979
102 Maiden Peak 7818 The Twins 2012
104 Mount Washington 7794 Mount Washington 1979
105 Tumalo Mountain 7775 Broken Top 2002 ss
107 Union Peak 7709 Union Peak 2014
108 Cowhorn Mountain 7664 Cowhorn Mountain 2014
110 The Husband 7594 North Sister 1979
112 Devils Peak 7582 Devils Peak  
130 Black Crater 7251 Black Crater 2005
         

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Oregon's Highest Peaks - Wallowa Mountains
Rank Peak Elevation USGS 7.5 min Quad Year
6 Sacajawea Peak 9838 Eagle Cap 1989
- Matterhorn 9826 Eagle Cap 1989
7 Hurwal Divide 9776 Chief Joseph Mountain  
9 Aneroid Mountain 9702 Aneroid Mountain 2013
10 Petes Point 9675 Aneroid Mountain  
11 Twin Peaks 9673 Chief Joseph Mountain  
12 Chief Joseph Mountain 9616 Chief Joseph Mountain  
13 Eagle Cap 9572 Eagle Cap 1989
14 Red Mountain 9560+ Cornucopia  
15 Cusick Mountain 9518 Aneroid Mountain  
17 Hidden Peak/Aneroid Mountain North 9440+ Aneroid Mountain 2013
18 Sentinel Peak 9400+ Aneroid Mountain  
19 Hurricane Divide South 9386 Eagle Cap  
21 Elkhorn Peak 9233 Steamboat Lake  
24 Glacier Mountain 9169 Steamboat Lake  
25 Mount Melissa/East McCully Basin Peak 9128 Aneroid Mountain 2013
27 Dollar Ridge/Dollar Lake Peak 9080+ Aneroid Mountain 2013
27 Krag Peak 9080+ Krag Peak  
31 Needle Point 9018 Eagle Cap  
32 Traverse Lake East Peak 8949 Bennet Peak 2014
33 Echo Lake Northwest Peak 8934 Steamboat Lake 2014
37 Eagle Lake East 8924 Eagle Cap  
38 Marble Mountain 8921 Cornucopia  
40 Ruby Peak 8884 Chief Joseph Mountain  
42 Blue Lake Southwest 8839 Eagle Cap  
43 Long Lake South 8820 Steamboat Lake  
44 Lookout Mountain 8800+ N. Minam Meadows  
47 Granite Butte 8679 Steamboat Lake 2013
48 Culver Lake South/Peak 8676 8676 Krag Peak  
49 Chimney Lake North 8675 N. Minam Meadows  
50 China Cap 8656 China Cap 2013
53 Granite Creek East 8627 N. Minam Meadows  
55 Cached Lake South/Peak 8587 8587 Krag Peak  
61 Arrow Lake Peak 8448 Bennet Peak 2014
62 [Lostine-Moccasin] 8441 Eagle Cap  
69 [N Minam-Bear] 8352 N. Minam Meadows  
70 Hidden Lake North 8335 Eagle Cap  
94 Sugarloaf Mountain 7960+ Cornucopia  
         
- < 500 feet of prominence
[ ] name indicates a pair of lakes or drainages near the peak
+ at least this high

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Oregon's Highest Peaks - Basin and Range (SE Oregon)
Rank Peak Elevation USGS 7.5 min Quad Year
8 Steens Mountain 9733 Wildhorse Lake 2012
20 [Kiger-Mann] 9348 Wildhorse Lake 2012
52 Pueblo Mountain 8632 Van Horn Basin 2012
60 Crane Mountain 8456 Crane Mountain 2009
64 West Pueblo Ridge/Central Pueblo Mountains Peak 8420 Van Horn Basin 2012
65 Drake Peak 8407 Drake Peak 2009
67 Gearhart Mountain 8370 Campbell Reservoir 2007
71 Light Peak 8325 Crook Peak 2009
74 Yamsay Mountain 8196 Yamsay Mountain 2011
78 Twelvemile Peak 8144 Crook Peak 2009
79 Dead Horse Rim 8134 Lee Thomas Crossing 2007
87 Oregon Canyon Mountains Peak/Stevenson Benchmark 8027 Bretz Mine 2013
88 Warner Peak 8017 Warner Peak 2009
95 Cougar Peak 7919 Cougar Peak 2009
96 Beatys Butte 7918 Beatys Butte 2012
101 Crook Peak 7834 Crook Peak 2009
106 Grizzly Peak 7768 Cougar Peak  
118 Blue Mountain 7435 Blue Mountain Pass 2013
121 Bald Mountain 7393 Wickiup Spring 2013
137 Hager Mountain 7185 Hagar Mountain 2006
         
[ ] name indicates a pair of lakes or drainages near the peak

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Oregon's Highest Peaks - Elkhorn and Greenhorn Mountains
Rank Peak Elevation USGS 7.5 min Quad Year
26 Rock Creek Butte 9106 Elkhorn Peak 2008
34 Elkhorn Peak 8931 Elkhorn Peak 2008
35 Red Mountain 8928 Anthony Lakes 2014
39 Twin Mountain 8897 Anthony Lakes  
41 [Cougar Pond] 8880+ Elkhorn Peak  
46 Van Patten Butte 8729 Anthony Lakes 2012
51 Angell Peak 8646 Anthony Lakes 2012
54 Mount Ruth 8600 Anthony Lakes 2012
58 Dutch Flat Saddle South 8525 Anthony Lakes 2012
63 Peak 8428 8428 Anthony Lakes 2012
72 Mount Ireland 8321 Mount Ireland 2009
81 Vinegar Hill 8120+ Vinegar Hill 2009
82 Columbia Hill 8117 Bourne 2012
89 Crown Point 8006 Mount Ireland 2014
111 Dixie Butte 7592 Dixie Meadows 2013
         
[ ] name indicates a pair of lakes or drainages near the peak
+ at least this high

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Oregon's Highest Peaks - Strawberry Mountains
Rank Peak Elevation USGS 7.5 min Quad Year
30 Strawberry Mountain 9038 Strawberry Mountain 1985
56 Graham Mountain 8570 Strawberry Mountain 2010
57 Indian Spring Butte 8529 Strawberry Mountain 2008
59 [Riner Basin-Slide] 8511 Strawberry Mountain 2010
86 Lookout Mountain 8032 Little Baldy Mountain 2009
90 [Berry-Norton] 8000+ Pine Creek Mountain 2010
93 Pine Creek Mtn., E Peak * 7975 Pine Creek Mountain 2010
97 Indian Creek Butte 7886 Pine Creek Mountain 2010
99 Bullrun Rock 7873 Bullrun Rock 2009
103 Ironside Mountain 7811 Clevenger Butte  
109 Baldy Mountain 7615 Deardorff Mountain  
         
[ ] name indicates a pair of lakes or drainages near the peak
* unofficial name
+ at least this high

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Oregon's Highest Peaks - High Lava Plains
Rank Peak Elevation USGS 7.5 min Quad Year
91 Paulina Peak 7984 Paulina Peak 1985 ski
         

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(72/100)

Map

climbed = Peaks climbed   unclimbed = Next   unclimbed = No Plans

Sources

Peakbagger.com: Paul's Oregon 100 Highest Peaks
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Oregon 100 Most Prominent Peaks
Summitpost (Oregon Top 100)
The Northwest Peakbaggers Asylum
Couple first to climb Oregon's 100 highest points

References

  1. Bond, Barbara I., 75 Scrambles in Oregon: best non-technical ascents, The Mountaineers Books, 2005.
  2. Sullivan, William L., 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon, Navillus Press, 2002.
  3. Sullivan, William L., 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, third edition, Navillus Press, 2005.
  4. Thomas, Jeff, Oregon High: A Climbing Guide, Keep Climbing Press, 1991.

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