Portland, OR: Kings Mountain

The steep, 6-mile out-and-back hike to 3,226-foot Kings Mountain makes a good early-season tune-up or midsummer wildflower tour.
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The steep, 6-mile out-and-back hike to 3,226-foot Kings Mountain makes a good early-season tune-up or midsummer wildflower tour.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.7

Waypoints

KMT001

Location: 45.5972747802734, -123.506240844727

Kings Mtn. trailhead, trail is to L

KMT002

Location: 45.5983390808106, -123.50708770752

Straight @ Y onto Kings Mtn. Trail; Wilson River Trail heads R

KMT003

Location: 45.6042861938477, -123.516242980957

Curve R on trail, short path to L offers view

KMT004

Location: 45.6073760986328, -123.515502929688

Short bench before steepest part of climb

KMT005

Location: 45.6109313964844, -123.517318725586

Viewpoint

KMT006

Location: 45.6121368408203, -123.515251159668

Picnic table is less windy than summit for lunch stop

KMT007

Location: 45.6146659851074, -123.514015197754

Switchbacks and scree to summit; only 500 yds. but feels longer

KMT008

Location: 45.6164703369141, -123.514724731445

Saddle between Kings and Elk Mtns., take the short, worthy detour for view of rock pinnacles. Retrace steps or continue over Elk Mtn. for 13-mi. loop