Lookout Mountain Trail

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Lookout Mountain Trail ist ein 2.6 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke für alle Leistungsniveaus geeignet. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, spaziert und Mountainbike gefahren werden. Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 2.6 miles Höhenunterschied: 551 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

kinderfreundlich

Wandern

Mountainbiking

Spazieren

Wald

Aussicht

Wildblumen

steinig

Schnee

Trailhead is adjacent to Ochoco Ranger Station.

wandern
Gebühren
schnee
2 months ago

Monday 10/28/19 15.10 miles with 3325ft elevation gain before sunrise to sunset. Hiked to Flag Point Lookout Tower Via High Prarie TH; smelly vaulted toilet at parking area, picnic area, room for 5 cars max, must have a NW Forrest Pass or America the beautiful pass or pay for a day pass in advance, Camp spots and extra parking nearby, if following Google maps it will take you to the wrong location. High prarie trail (lots of snow at higher elevations a foot maybe more, less in some areas, before lookout trail lots of foot traffic in snow, trail is in great condition. Wide easy trail). To Lookout Mountain (lots of snow to Lookout Mountain, patchy snow on top lookout mountain, trail is maybe 2.5 miles round trip. Easy trail if just going to lookout mountain). To Divide Trail #458 (steep, narrow, snowy, icy and rocky trail. I used my microspikes for this section just to be on the safe side. The trail is to your left coming down halfway from Lookout Mountain, to your right if going up. Sign for trail has been damaged. Squeaky trees. Overgrown in areas.). To Flag Point Road (snowy for the most part, would recommend 4x4 vehicles as the terrain is rocky as well with ruts if driving up that road.). To Flag Point Lookout (everything was closed up for the winter, but in the summer months it is open and there is a ranger on sight to show people around. You cannot go to the very top of lookout it is gated and locked. Vaulted bathroom is locked in winter as well as the gate at end of Flag Point Road is closed.). To Badger Creek Cutoff trail #477... Decided to do this one mid hike as I did not want to do divide in the afternoon. (Follow the most obvious path. My Gaia app said that there was a continuous trail after the badger creek sign down a ways but I could not find the route in all the big blow downs. Lots of big blow downs in this area, can easily loose your path if you don't have a map of the area. Steep, rocky, obstacles on trail, some ice and snow patches. Squeaky trees. Some narrow marshy areas. Overgrown in areas.) To Badger Creek Trail #479 (lots of big blow downs, squeaky trees. One log crossing creek, the other two have bridges. A camp area by creek? Other than that pretty mellow low elevation hike. Some snow patches. Overgrown in areas.). To Gumjuwac trail #480 (make sure you have a map, easy to loose trail. Steep, rock, narrow, icy and snowy in some areas. Creek crossings. Lots of big blow downs on trail. Camp spot close to FR 3550 on trail before the final push to the road next to a small creek. Overgrown in areas.). To Forrest Road 3550. Made a right when I went on the road. A sharp right puts you on the high Prarie loop trail. ( The road has several big blow downs. Icy and snowy parts. Icy cattle grade. Some good view camp spots. Rocky in areas. Road is steep, but a gradual climb and takes you right to High Prarie TH. Also great views of the area.). Hiked Solo. First car in the High Prarie TH when I arrived at 4:45am and only car in the lot when I got back to the TH at 5:30pm. Didn't see anyone on the trails, nor on the roads to trails.

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

WOW!! This was our time on the trail. The views were amazingly beautiful. There was at the most 3 inches of snow on the trail, but plenty of foot traffic made it easy to find the trail. We will definitely do this again.

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

This was our first time. Wow!! So amazingly beautiful. There was about 3 inches of snow on the trail in some places. There was enough foot traffic that we never lost the trail.

wandern
schlammig
schnee
steinig
3 months ago

We ended up going the wrong way at first, but it ended up being fortuitous, as you get to Gunsight ridge so we saw sweeping views of Mt. Hood quicker than we would have on the actual Lookout Mountain trail. This trail in early October is still packed with snow making it a good workout for the calves. It’s largely shaded and covered with trees on either side, and we hadn’t seen a viewpoint yet. Good learning hike. 2.6 miles with our two small children...very easy apart from snow-pack.

wandern
4 months ago

Super disappointed! We got to the top, after miles of long dirt road, only to realize you have to have a pass to park. Wish it was noted in the All trails app when you need a pass or not. That would be so helpful;)

wandern
4 months ago

Super disappointed! We got to the top, after miles of long dirt road, only to realize you have to have a pass to park. Wish it was noted in the All trails app when you need a pass or not. That would be so helpful;)

wandern
5 months ago

Great easy trail. Loved the view at the top, getting to see 6 different mountains. On a clearer day, would have been more. Worth the drive to get there.

5 months ago

Great for kids!

wandern
5 months ago

Nice clean trail. Wildflowers are plentiful, and mushrooms are emerging. Spectacular payoff at the summit.

wandern
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überwachsen
5 months ago

wandern
6 months ago

This trail is great for beginners! An easy short hike with amazing rewards. The views were stunning, be sure to go a on a clear day. The drive up a long gravel road became tedious after a while but the road was in relatively good condition. It is also mountain biker heaven up there, so be prepared for that.

wandern
7 months ago

Weather was warm and sunny, perfect. Road access to parking lot was clear, no problem for my Sonata. After 100 yards I realized I should grab some spikes from my car. Most of the trail was still completely covered in many feet of snow and ice and the trail was not visible. Summit however was almost entirely dry. Visibility was amazing that day, and you could easily see 6 summits (adams, rainier, st helens, hood, bachelor, and jefferson).

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
10 months ago

Snowshoed on 3/4/19: had to park in a chain up area off Hwy 35 (there were not any No Parking signs). No bathrooms near, put a snow park permit in my window but I don’t think it was required. We took Gumjuwac to Divide Trail then only made it as far as the false summit. Broke trail in very deep snow and steep slopes. Had to use navigation to stay near trail and was quite challenging because we tried to steer clear of tree-wells. Temps were single digits and windy at the top. Beautiful views of Hood, Rainier, Adams and St Helens. Our total trip out and back was 10+ miles and it took us over 8 hours. I’ll go back in the Spring/Summer to summit. This trip is extremely difficult and I was unable to find our specific route on All Trails.

Tue Aug 14 2018

We saw Adam's Rainier St. Helen's to the north. Mt Hood up close and Jefferson to the south. Did it as a loop with a 5 and 6 year old they loved it.

rucksacktour
Mon Jul 30 2018

There's no words to describe this beauty! To see so clearly three mountains (off trail #493 High Prairie) Meadows of wild flowers, gorgeous creepy trees, to the clear openings with big rocks, view of HWY 35 & super simple. Markers are lined just remember to keep your head in the trees to not miss

wandern
Sun Jul 22 2018

great hike, still a bit of snow on the trail, but should be gone within next couple of days (weather is hot right now!) fabulous views. the only downside, trail is short, would have been nice if it was a bit longer. but if you're looking for a nice stroll and vistas. this is a good hike!

gehen
Fri Jul 13 2018

The roughest part about this trail is the bumpy road getting to it. The trail is wide and easy to traverse. The little meadows are nice, with lots of flowers and bugs(depending on the season). The view is stunning, arguably better than Flag Point. You can get to Fret Creek and even Flag Point if you take the Divide trail this trail connects to. Definitely check this out sometime.

Fri Jun 08 2018

One of the most amazing hikes I have done since moving here. There was still some snow on the trails but it was no problem getting over it. I took the High Prairie Loop Trail number 493 to get there, which is beautiful as well. The view from Lookout is amazing, the mountains are incredible. I would recommend taking the loop back, for some more great views.

wandern
Tue May 29 2018

This is trail is almost completely obscured by SNOW> at times I had snow above me knee. SNOWSHOES a must until a proper melt. Sunny,windy about mid 50's. There is no way to determine the route as I traveled about 1 mile up and could not continue because I didn't want to land up on any of the West drop offs. No trail clear markings from TH. All the open meadows make it difficult to know where the trail is or was. Even if I had brought my snowshoes or crampons- It would be too precarious as I was following elk and deer prints in the drifts. In addition there was someone about 1/2 mile away (estimation) firing a long rifle large caliber weapon- he unloaded at least 20+ shots( saw the hunter on the way down). Great views from the road in. This trail is usually awesome, but it is too early for hiking- 4000 ft snow level abides as of May 26th,. ugh.

wandern
Mon May 28 2018

One of the best views I’ve seen by far. Simply breathtaking. Still a lot of snow but the hike is doable with spikes or crampons. Had to park about a mile from the high prairie trailhead because there was too much snow and didn’t want to chance it - but it added to the hike which allowed for a greater reward up top.

wandern
Mon May 21 2018

Although it is still completely covered in snow me and my husband still had a fun time hiking to top. Probably was not on the designated trail.

Sun May 06 2018

I propose to my girlfriend (now wife) on this trail! Spectacular view!

Fri Oct 06 2017

Easy hike with a great payoff. 360 view with 5 mountains! Near the end of the drive up there the navigation told me to go down a road that wasn't there, but I kept going up the road I was on and it connected to the trailhead. Road is gravel but easily accessible by a civic

wandern
Mon Jul 31 2017

This is a great hike for people that don't normally hike. Go on a clear day and the view will amaze you. I didn't see any water sources near the top so bring plenty of water especially for you pooches.

Mon Sep 05 2016

Awesome views

Sat Aug 13 2016

Loved it! Great view at Mt. Hood and the surroundings.

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