Mount Hebo

Location summary:

 

  • City: Hebo, Oregon

  • Skill level: Intermediate

  • Wind: North, South, East, West

  • Access: The entire week, Monday through Sunday

  • Landing area quality: Grass, some faces with good approaches, others with short approaches

  • Hazards in the area: This is Oregon,  There are trees everywhere.

 

Directions to the site:

  • US Hwy 26 West of Portland OR. Take OR Hwy 6 (Wilson River Hwy) to Tillamook.

  • Pick up some cheese and ice cream.

  • South on US Hwy 101 to the town of Hebo, take left-hand turn onto Hwy 22.

  • At the ranger station turn left (east) where the sign says "Lake Hebo Campground".  The road is paved all the way to the top of the mountain (3100' high).

  • Several side-roads wind around to other faces.

  • View the map.

 

Site review:

This is our backup site for when the gorge and Willamette valley are full of rain.  There is a face for wind in each direction, but the best flying is from the E wind side (a rare wind direction).  You can see the Pacific ocean from here, even though it is about 20 miles away.  Snowed in for the winter, rainy in the fall and spring, and other sites more appealing in the summer.  This site has nevertheless been a good backup for weird weather conditions.

Description provided courtesy of Pat Chewning.