From the Blue River access: Hike through old growth 1.2 miles to the junction with the Gold Hill Trail #3370. Turn left and go .5 miles to the junction with Trail #3398. Turn left again and go .25 mile up a steep grade to the top where a lookout once stood.
From the Sweet Home access: Hike through a young forest along a ridge and then through mature true fir forests for 1.65 miles to the top of Tidbits Mountain. A concrete pad and some yew wood posts are all that remain of the old Tidbits Lookout. There's a great view of the Cascade Range from this 5,185 foot perch.