Ascent of Double Peak on 2020-07-02
|Date:||Thursday, July 2, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1000 ft / 304 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at Intersection of Hwy 101 and Tolovana Mainline Road (one of the main logging roads in the area).
The land is owned by Lewis & Clark Timberlands (and managed by Greenwood Resources, Inc.). A sign posted at the closed and locked gate of Tolovana Mainline Rd states that recreation is allowed 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset to permit holders. The sign directs people to contact the following to receive a permit: greenwoodresources.com or call (503) 755-6655. (I find this "extra" step for recreational access annoying. I opted to just enter without contacting them.)
The route is easy to find by either looking at Google Maps or the Peakbagger App. A few different logging roads takes one all the way to the summit. Follow Tolovana Mainline Rd. until the intersection with Hug Point Tolovana XO Rd. Take a right. Then follow to an intersection where the right spur is called Palisades Rd. Take this right. This spur heads up to the saddle between the twin summits of Double Peak. The road then turns back up the peak before one last switch-back leads you along the broad summit to the top. The HP is right next to the road. No bushwhacking needed. Roads are clear and in great condition all the way along the route.
It was drizzly and completely foggy during my hike. No views, but it does appear that on a clear day there would be periodic views of the ocean and Haystack Rock in a few spots. No one else on the mountain at all. Plenty of bear and elk scat.
Total roundtrip: 1 hour 50 minutes.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cloudy, drizzly|
| Route:||Logging Roads|
| Start Trailhead:||Tolovana Mainline Rd. |
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