Chehalem Mountain

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Chehalem Mountain lies along the northeast edge of Yamhill County. From Newberg, travel north on Hwy 219 for about a mile. Turn right on Bell Road and continue to a switchback, then turn left onto MountainTop Road. This will bring you back across Hwy 19 at the summit. Continue on Mountain Top Road until it meets Bald Peak Road. Side Roads include Kings Grade Road, Finnegan Hill Road and Ornduff Road. Continue to Bald Peak State Park. Just beyond the state park, turn left on Albertson Road to descend the western side of the mountain. Check the gravel lots around communication towers.


Habitat and Birds

Along the top of the mountain, look for Western Bluebirds, Western Kingbird, Band-tailed Pigeon, Western Screech-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Vaux’s Swift, Pileated Woodpecker, Chestnutbacked Chickadee, Winter Wren, and Varied Thrush. Warblers include Wilson’s, Black-throated Gray, Yellow-rumped, and Townsend’s. Even a Northern Mockingbird has shown up here