Mount Jefferson

Elevation (feet): 10,497
Elevation (meters): 3,199
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Oregon
Latitude: 44.674268
Longitude: -121.799583
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1888
First successful climber(s): E.C. Cross, Ray L. Farmer
Nearest major airport: Portland, Oregon
Convenient Center: Salem, Oregon

Mount Jefferson is the second highest mountain in Oregon. Though it is smaller than Mount Hood, it is more rugged and more remote. It is the oldest volcano in the region, and consequently is more heavily eroded. Its normal route is the steepest, most difficult climb of Oregon's high summits, culminating in a steep snow climb to the summit, which is itself a towering 400 foot rock pinnacle. The mountain is located within the Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area.