Mount Scott (Clackamas County, Oregon)

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Mount Scott
Mount Scott and Happy Valley.jpg
Southeast slope of Mount Scott, with the city of Happy Valley
Highest point
Elevation1,091 ft (333 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence745 ft (227 m) [2]
Coordinates45°27′16″N 122°33′05″W / 45.454500414°N 122.551319919°W / 45.454500414; -122.551319919Coordinates: 45°27′16″N 122°33′05″W / 45.454500414°N 122.551319919°W / 45.454500414; -122.551319919[1]
Parent rangeCascade Range
Topo mapUSGS Gladstone
Volcanic arc/beltBoring Lava Field
Last eruption500,000 years ago[3]

Mount Scott is a volcanic cinder cone with its summit in Clackamas County, Oregon. The summit rises to an elevation of 1,091 feet (333 m).[1] It is part of the Boring Lava Field,[3] a zone of ancient volcanic activity in the area around Portland, and was named for Harvey W. Scott, a 19th and 20th century editor of The Oregonian newspaper.[3]

The mountain is developed, with most of its southern flank within the city of Happy Valley, Oregon. The Willamette National Cemetery is located on the northeastern slope of the mountain, which is partially in Multnomah County.


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Scott". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
  2. ^ "Mount Scott, Oregon". Retrieved 2016-04-27.
  3. ^ a b c "The Boring Lava Field, Portland, Oregon". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-27.

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