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Activity: hiking/backpacking
Distance: 8 miles (out and back)
Rating: difficult
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The view from the top!
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A wooded trailhead marks the start of your journey through the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness
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Though the trail is more primitive than many other trails in the area, the views are outstanding.
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Douglas-firs, western hemlocks, yews, and western red-cedars shade the walk
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When the trees aren't obscuring your line of sight, the trail offers incredible views of Hood, Adams, and Jefferson.
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Wildflowers dot the hillsides, as do patches of huckleberries.
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Follow the sign to the lookout, 80 yards ahead.
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The Devils Peak lookout now serves as a first-come, first-served shelter that's well-maintained by volunteers. Peruse the logbook to see who has visited before you!
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