Marys Peak

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Marys Peak
Marys Peak - Central Oregon Coast Range.jpg
Snow covering the peak.
Elevation 4,097 ft (1,249 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 3,357 ft (1,023 m)[2]
Location
Location Benton County, Oregon, U.S.
Range Central Oregon Coast Range, Oregon Coast Range
Coordinates 44°30′16″N 123°33′09″W / 44.504355950°N 123.552456264°W / 44.504355950; -123.552456264Coordinates: 44°30′16″N 123°33′09″W / 44.504355950°N 123.552456264°W / 44.504355950; -123.552456264[1]
Topo map USGS Lorane
Climbing
Easiest route trail from Mary's Peak Road

Marys Peak (formerly Mary's Peak and sometimes still spelled this way) is a mountain in Benton County, Oregon, United States, just southwest of Philomath. It is the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range. It is also the highest point in Benton County,[3] and ranks eleventh in the state for prominence.[4]

On a clear day at the top of the peak, facing east, northeast, and southeast, one can see the cities and suburbs of the Willamette Valley, as well as the Cascade Range. To the west, the Pacific Ocean is visible on clear days.

The road to the peak now remains open in the winter. During the 2010–2011 winter, the Forest Service announced that it will leave the gates open to facilitate travel to the summit. The road will not be maintained, so a lifted 4x4 or four wheel chains are required for motor access during the winter months.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mary". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Marys Peak, Oregon". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Oregon County High Points". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Oregon Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Marys Peak". Siuslaw National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 

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