Mt. Thielsen is known as the “lightning rod of the cascades”. This majestic pointed mountain is part of the volcanic Cascade Range that stretches the entire length of the State of Oregon
At 9,182 feet, Mt. Thielsen is not a particularly high peak, but one with an amazing profile that, from certain angles, looks like it’s topped by an impossibly slender needle-like spire.
Despite its appearance, it can be climbed fairly easily. The trail ascends through conifer forest for a long time, and then emerges on a semi-wooded prominent ridge that leads to the summit cone. The trail crosses the Pacific Crest Trail high on this ridge.
Mt. Theilsen is off Highway 230 – approximately 30 miles north of Union Creek Resort. Trails go up to the top. Fantastic view for just a little effort.