|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Eugene Airport|
|Convenient Center:||Bend, Oregon|
Thanks to Kelly Canaday for adding this peak.
Tumalo Mountain is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of central Oregon, located just northeast of Mount Bachelor across the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. It affords excellent views of those two as well as the Three Sisters Complex and is a fairly easy summit. Tumalo Mountain is 7,779 feet tall. The entire northeast part of the mountain is eroded away but this makes for great ski or snowboard descents in the winter. There is a trail to the summit in summer and even in the winter, there seems to be a trail from all the skiers. Watch out for snowmobiles at the base of this mountain in the winter also.
From Bend, OR take Cascade Lakes Highway west 21 miles (or just follow the signs to Mt. Bachelor). 14th Street in Bend turns into CLH. The trailhead starts from the Dutchman Flat Sno-Park on the right side of the road between the first and second Mt. Bachelor Ski Area exits (or just after the Sunrise Lodge exit).
You can hike this year-round and many people do as the road to Mt. Bachelor is always open and plowed. Be careful of black ice on the road in winter. In winter you will need a Sno-Park pass to park at the trailhead but an easy way to get around this is to pull in to the Sunrise Lodge, park there and snowshoe or walk a hundred yards or so across the highway to the trailhead.
Thanks to Kelly Canaday for this description.