Independent Mine to Lookout Mountain Summit Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Independent Mine to Lookout Mountain Summit Trail is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Prineville, Oregon and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1289 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

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
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

hiking
Friday, October 02, 2015

One of my favorite hikes, gorgeous views.