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Tumalo Mountain
Tumalo Mtn from below Mt Bachelor.JPG
Tumalo Mountain seen from below Mount Bachelor
Highest point
Elevation 7,779 ft (2,371 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,055 ft (322 m)
Location Deschutes County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS Broken Top
Mountain type Shield volcano
Volcanic arc Cascade Volcanic Arc
Easiest route Trail hike

Tumalo Mountain is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of central Oregon, located just northeast of Mount Bachelor across the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Ice age glaciers carved a large cirque into the northeast flank of the mountain, producing a bowl which is popular with local backcountry skiers. A United States Forest Service fire lookout tower was built on the summit in the 1930s, but abandoned in the 1970s and subsequently removed. A trail to the summit ascends the southwest flank of the volcano.

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