Mt. McLoughlin is a famous name here in Southern Oregon. It's one of the most sought after mountains by campers and climbers alike. The mountain claims to be the sixth highest peak in the Cascade Range and some say that it's a relatively easy hike.
For interested climbers, the only trail to the mountain's peak is the Mt. McLoughlin Trail which is composed of fir and pine forests. It's about 5.5 miles up and could reach a height of about 4,000 feet. You might need a Northwest Forest Pass if you want to park your cars at the trailhead and then you can sign in at the climber's register.
The trail is pretty much open all year round but for beginners, it's recommended that you don't climb it during Winter season since the trail can become very challenging. Although there are many trails in the mountain, the park service tries to maintain one trail for the last 50 years.
If you prefer to camp near the mountain, there are several campsites along Highway 140. From Lake of the Woods to Fish Lake, you can spend a night or two at about $12 per tent. However, the weekends are mostly full so camping on weekdays would be a lot better.
But aside from climbing, there's also winter activities you could do on the mountain. During Winter season, visitors can take advantage of the various ski mountaineering routes being offered.