The state of Oregon is about 3,300ft above the sea level. Its highest point is the peak of Mount Hood at 11,249 feet while its lowest point is its Pacific coastline. The tallest mountains in the state are part of the Cascade Range that runs from southern British Columbia to Northern California.
Highest Peaks in Oregon
The Cascade Range Peaks
The four highest mountains in Oregon are all part of the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is the tallest mountain in the state with an elevation of 11,249 ft. It is a stratovolcano that is considered active and is likely to erupt in the future. It is home to 12 glaciers. About 12,000 people climb the mountain yearly. Mount Jefferson is also located on the Cascade Range. It is the second tallest mountain in the state with an elevation of 10,502 ft. It is a stratovolcano located in Linn County. The mountain is one of the hardest mountains to climb in the state due to its rugged terrain. The mountain is under federal protection as part of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The South Sister (Charity) and North sister (Faith) are the third and fourth highest points in the state at elevations of 10,363 ft and 10,090 ft respectively. The South Sister is one of the state’s most popular mountains; it is hiked mostly during late summer and late spring as a skiing destination. The mountain is also home to the Teardrop Pool; a crater lake and the highest lake in the state. The North Sister is highly eroded and characterized by jagged rock pinnacles. Mount McLoughlin is part of the Cascade Range and the tenth highest mountain in Oregon with an elevation of 9,499 ft. It is a steep-sided lava cone and one of the peaks of the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain was once named Mount Pitt, Big Butte, and Mount Shasty.
Wallowa Mountains Peaks
The Sacajawea Peak is the highest of the Wallowa mountain range and the fifth highest in Oregon with an elevation of 9,843 ft. The peak is located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Sacajawea peak is considered the second most prominent peak in the state after Mount Hood. The Aneroid Mountain is the second highest of the Wallowa mountain range and the seventh highest in the state of Oregon. It stands 9,707ft above the sea level and is located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The Twin Peaks is the third highest peak of the Wallowa mountain range and eight tallest peak in Oregon. It is located an elevation of 9,678 ft in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The Red mountain is the fourth highest of the Wallowa mountain range and the ninth highest mountain in Oregon. The mountain has a height of 9,560ft. It is located in Baker County as part of the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Steens Mountain Peak
Steens Mountain is a fault block mountain. It is the sixth highest mountain in Oregon with an elevation of 9,738 ft. It is the only mountain not part of a mountain range in the state’s ten highest peaks. It is located in southeast Oregon in Harney County