Lookout Rock Trailhead
Provides accesses to: the southern part of the Gearhart Mountain Trail #100 and allows visitors the opportunity to travel north through the middle of Gearhart Mountain Wilderness or to connect with the Boulder Springs Trail #101. Palisade Rocks, a geologic wonder of volcanic rock spires, towers, and balancing rocks, is only one mile from this trailhead.
The Lookout Rock Trailhead, 45 minutes northeast of Bly, Oregon, is at Gearhart Mountain Wilderness's southern boundary. There are no amenities, but it is only a mile past Corral Creek Campground where there are six camping sites, picnic tables, campfire rings, a vault toilet and a parking area with room for trailer turnaround. Dispersed camping is allowed at the trailhead.
Visitors need to pack plenty of water.
At a Glance
|06/15 - 09/15
|Wilderness regulations apply No motorized or mechanized vehicles within the Wilderness boundary.
|Bly, OR; Lakeview, OR
|No potable water
|Bly Ranger District Office
Lookout Rock Trailhead is located 45 minutes northeast of Bly, OR.
From Bly, OR take Oregon Highway 140 east toward Lakeview, Oregon. Turn left on Forest Road (FS) Road 3660. Continue northeast on FS Road 3660 then right on FS Road 34 then a left on FS Road 012. Continue past Corral Creek Campground to the trailhead.
This trailhead has a parking area with adequate trailer room turnaround and signed trail directions.
Safety: The Gearhart Mountain Wilderness was significantly impacted by the 2021 Bootleg Fire. Large segments of this wilderness have a tree mortality rate of 91% or greater. Two of the three trailheads accessing this wilderness, Lookout Rock Trailhead and Deming Creek Trailhead, will remain closed until further notice.
North Fork Sprague Trailhead is open. There are hundreds of trees down on the trail system within this wilderness and the trail tread is difficult to find in multiple locations due to fire impacts. It’s estimated that 50+ trees are on the ground between North Fork Sprague Trailhead and Blue Lake. Visitors are cautioned of the following:
- Visitors should not assume these, or any National Forest System lands, are safe. Post-fire recovery work continues even as areas reopen. Visitors are encouraged to stay alert while travelling through work areas.
- While the landscape is recovering, effects of fire can create hazards that could still be a threat in recently burned areas for the next five to ten years. Hazards may include flash floods and debris flows; falling rocks; burned stump holes, root chambers; infrastructure damage and fire-weakened trees.
- Carefully consider travel routes and campsite locations during and after rain or high wind events. Be aware of potential hazards uphill or upstream of your location.
- For more information about safety in burned areas, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xzSmX.
- We remind visitors to be aware of fire conditions in the area you are visiting and follow guidelines to prevent human-caused fire starts. The public’s role in recreating responsibly has never been more important.
- The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding.
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