|Peak Summited||2022 Sutton Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
The trail head for Sutton is tucked between some trees along the creek – you can see it clearly using the GPS on the OregonHikers website or by using Bill Sullivan's GPS points from his Eastern OR hikes book. The gate at the trailhead is tricky to open – gotta really throw your weight into it! The trail isn't hard to follow, there's a gate halfway that is again hard to open, but if you hike along the fence uphill for a couple minutes you can step over where the fence has fallen and rejoin the trail easily. There are early spring flowers right now including hedgehog cactus, larkspur, paintbrush, yellow bells, grass widows and more. A pleasant, easy hike. Nice views at the top.