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McGowan Mountain Way, Oregon

   
There are two trailheads to chose from, one in each end which means you have the option of backpacking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. The total elevation difference for this wilderness hiking trail is 2,074 feet which is about average. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. McGowan Mountain Way is 5.8 miles long it's a mid length hike. Different parts of this hiking trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking trail. This is not a very long hiking trail but it's always great to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 2.9 miles
Total climbing distance = 1.2 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 2.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 2.9 miles
Total climbing distance = 1.4 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 2.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 5.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 2.6 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 3.5 hours

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 5.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 2.6 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 3.5 hours

Total elevation difference: 2074 feet
   
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