Independent Mine to Lookout Mountain Summit Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Independent Mine to Lookout Mountain Summit Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prineville, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

snowshoeing
3 months ago

great day of snowshoeing

8 months ago

great fall hike. already snow in ne shaded areas. love this area

hiking
11 months ago

There are three trails to choose from at the very end of the road. I took the Independent Mine one which was furthest to the left (808). I treated it as an out and back as I was unsure about the loop. Now I see from map I could have picked up 808a from snow shelter. Lots of flowers, insects (not mosquitoes) and birds. The route is exposed in some areas so it got hot in the direct sun. Small rocks on trail in some places are cumbersome, but overall easy to navigate with no snow. Summit has great views and lots to explore.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

A great trail today. Still some snow patches at the highest elevations. Lookout Mountain trail headed north still very difficult descent with lots of snow on ne slopes. Another two weeks and trail will be snow free.

hiking
Friday, October 02, 2015

One of my favorite hikes, gorgeous views.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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Monday, September 26, 2016