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Viewpoint Mike Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trail, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 1,177 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

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Forest

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Wild flowers

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Emily M.
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HikingBugsOver grown

As previous reviews stated it was very noisy since it's along HWY 62, could even hear the road through my headphones. Probably a prettier hike during the spring. Was very dry and unimpressive the first mile and a half of so. Once you get up into the trees it was prettier and once you get to the top it is a pretty view. My watch clocked it at 4.33 miles. Lots of poison oak. Also, part of the trail you walk along a gravel road for a bit before you hop back on the trail.

Joshua Shannon
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Hiking

4.8 mile out and back. Meanders above HWY 62 through wildflowers and sections of forest. Great views of the world famous Rogue River culminating in a spectacular vantage point overlooking Lost Creek Lake. Ran the entire return portion of the trail back to the parking lot. Total elevation gain of 1178 ft. overall. Burned through 815 active calories (6’1” 210 lb. active 45 year old)

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todd stewart
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Hiking

Beautiful hike and great view at the top.

Jessica Chamberlain
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Hiking

Steady incline the entire way up. Worth the view at the top!

Tatum Mceuen
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Hiking

Amazing trail. The second half is worth it. The first half has a lot of traffic noise from the road but doesn’t take away from the beauty that much.

Kenzie Brownlee
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Hiking

Great trail! Worth the view!

Liz Bly-Stephens
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Hiking

Wildflowers are just starting up here. Found two ticks on my pants, tiny little things. But trail was well maintained and nice view from the top. Good sized parking area too.

Lori McPherson
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Hiking

Great hike beautiful trail and scenery. Hiked with 2 dogs not to steep but sure goes up but worth it. WATCH for ticks pulled 12 off my lab that’s with tick prevention.

Brittany Dizick
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Hiking

Great hike! Not too difficult and well-marked. We hiked it with two dogs and a four-month old baby in a carrier. The views were amazing!

DoctorofaCertainSize .
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Hiking

The only detriment to this hike is the road noise. I found it bothered me very little. Once you are out of the manzanitas up in the forest it is not noticeable. Otherwise this a great, moderate hike. Not hard. Uphill but not steep at all. Beautiful views at both the viewpoint and the end view after you walk through the forest again at the top. Very lightly trafficked. Good for dogs. Also this is less than 6 miles round trip, even if you do the extra bit at the top.

Michael Hutchison
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Great trail. A small amount was by the highway. From open areas to heavily forested areas. Great view of the fish hatchery and Lost Creek Lake at the top.

Mark Davenport
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Hiking

pretty much uphill all the way. But, the view at the top is well worth it.

Cheri Knott
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Hiking

Nice trail. Be careful of poison oak. Nice viewpoint at the top.

Benaniah Sawyer
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Hiking

Trail was beautiful! A little noisy from the freeway but loved it! If you want to go a little further and hike to a rocky peak you can. But be care super steep with loose dirt, gravel and rocks.

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Timothy Smith
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Hiking

Awesome hike! Only person on the trail each way, trail very well maintained and really only a moderate hike - compare it to Table Rock(s). Crater Lake Hwy was only noticeable on certain portions but could easily be blocked out by the sheer serenity of the hike. Downed trees were a fun and manageable obstacle.

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Ryan Whiteside
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This is a moderate hike at best. I much enjoyed this hike on a rainy afternoon. The view at near the end is great of the lake and surrounding mountains. Be sure to follow the track file through the woods to another interesting view. The solitude was nice but the 1st half is close to the highway and traffic noise.

Yvette Banuelos-Peterson
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This was a breathtaking hike and views. Loved it all. Long but not too difficult.

Sarah Brandenburg
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I've hiked this several times! amazing views!

Eric Garrett
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Hiking

Nice trail. Do a little research beforehand, so you know what you’re looking at at the top. We decided to try the loop and lost the trail at the dog kennel area, but wound up going through the woods towards Highway 62. Then walked to the road that leads into Lost Creek Lake. Got on the Rogue River Trail, walked along the spillway, and made it back to our vehicle. 11 miles total.

Joni Conrad
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Well maintained and a gorgeous view at the top!

Jasmine Codd
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I do a lot of hiking in the southern Oregon area and I wouldn't do this hike again, at least not this time of year. The majority of the beginning of the hike was near the highway, it was very loud, and followed along a barb wire fence. It was pretty hot and dry. The view at the end was nice. Overall it was ok, not really worth the drive or effort in my opinion.

Hayley Rohde
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Hiking

I've done this trail a couple times, and will do it again. Nice hike with a good constant climb. Nice trail through small fields and shaded forest with a great view at the top of Lost Creek Lake. View point has a nice rest spot with a bench and stone wall. Lost of poison oak, which isn't uncommon in this area.. I just got a bad case of poison oak from my dog from this trail the last time I did it, so be careful if you have dogs!

Erin C.
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Hiking

Hiked this trail yesterday, 5/28. I'm not someone who hikes all the time (so far Table Rock 3xs this spring) and it was not a problem. You'll be tired and stop a few times to get your breath, but we made it to the top in 1 hour and 15 minutes. I'd say it's comparable to lower Table Rock, just longer and higher. Great payoff on this hike! I'd recommend going early in the day so the sun isn't hitting you along the way. Ticks are present as well as poison oak, but as long as you dress appropriately and check for ticks after, you'll be fine. The path is well marked, just narrow in places (not the ground itself, just the trail) and some of the vegetation is right up to the path. Overall, a great hike!

Stevie Murdock
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Hiking

We got turned around about 0.75 miles in due to the MASSIVE amount of poison oak blocking the path. The trail was well defined though and we did get a beautiful view of the river right away. I would love to see the poison oak get knocked back so my family and I can finish the hike.

Janny Hernandez
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Hiking

Great trail! I think this is one of my new favorites. All the uphill is very gradual and not scary.

Jill Lacson
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a few downed trees. Somewhat muddy and icy in places. nice view of lost creek lake

Sarah Brandenburg
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my favorite SO hike

Regan Stein
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Wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be according to the descriptions. But a nice hike and had a beautiful view

Melissa James
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It's my favorite hike in the valley.

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