toward Mt. Shasta, California
Monument elevations range from approximately 1500 ft. to 6000 ft. Weather can vary greatly across the Monument, due to the diversity of aspect and elevation of the terrain.
From October to April - The Cascades and the Siskiyous wring moisture from Pacific storms, resulting in snow covered mountains in the higher elevations to rain in the valleys. Snow can blanket much of the Monument's mountains well into May, restricting access to popular trails such as Pilot Rock and Hobart Bluff. Winter weather can vary greatly across the monument. It may be snowing at the Green Springs Summit, raining at the Emigrant Road Trailhead and comparatively sunny and warm at the former Box O Ranch.
From May to September - Rainfall tapers off and a drying trend begins with warmer days. Some areas of the Monument are still covered in snow and may not be accessible during the month of May and into June. Summer months are normally warm and dry with daytime mountain temperatures reaching the 80s - 90s, while night time temperatures generally range from the upper 40s - upper 50s. Lower south facing exposures can be particularly warm. Bring water, snacks and sun protection if hiking during the summer months.
Current Local Weather Conditions - Green Springs, OR
Please note the weather data coordinates are located in the community of Green Springs at the intersection of Hwy 66 and East Hyatt Lake Road. Lat: 42.13 N, Lon: 122.46 W, Elev: 4736.