Andy Kerr

Conservationist, Writer, Analyst, Operative, Agitator, Strategist, Tactitian, Schmoozer, Raconteur

27. Alvord Peak Summit (Alvord Peak Unit)

Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 151-152.

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What to Expect: Rugged volcanic peaks and bighorn sheep

Distance: 6.8-mile loop

Elevation Range: 4,145-7,132 feet

Drinking Water: Yes

Best Times: Summer, fall

USGS 7.5' Map: Fields

Oregon Map Starting Point: Fields

Go 1 mile north on OR 205 to the intersection with the Andrews—Folly Farm County Road. Proceed north 2.3 miles to an unimproved way that heads west- erly. Park.

Walk the way 1.8 miles to Burke Spring. From Burke Spring climb steeply to "The Peaks." If you are backpacking, a little bench just north of Alvord Peak has water and can serve as camp. Hike the eastside of Alvord Peak to Buckwilder Pass, then down to the spring 1 mile east of Alvord Peak, and finally cross-country back to your vehicle.