Crane Mountain Trailhead


Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161 vicinity map.

Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161 vicinity map.

Area Status: Unreachable

Provides access toCrane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161. An 8.3 mile portion of this trail, south of the summit of Crane Mountain, is within the Crane-Bidwell Semi-Primitive Motorized Area. Crane Mountain Trailhead is located in the South Warner Mountains, 15 minutes southeast, of Lakeview, Oregon at 6,585 feet in elevation

This distinctive high elevation forest features mixed conifers like white bark pine. Open meadows and some wetlands make this a diverse landscape. There are remnants of the old fire lookout at the summit of Crane Mountain, including stunning views.

Parking area is adequate for trailer turnaround and signed trail directions are present. This trailhead also offers dispersed camping.

There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Lakeview Ranger District) Access currently blocked by snow.
Fees No fee
Open Season: June 15 - Sept. 15
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles prohibited north of Crane Mt. Peak
Closest Towns: Lakeview, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeview Ranger District

General Information


Crane Mountain Trailhead is located one hour 15 minutes southeast of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Then continue on Hwy 140, heading east toward Adel, Oregon. Turn right on Forest Service (FS) Road 3915. Follow FS Road 3915 south then turn right on FS Road 4011. Continue on FS Road 4011; it will turn into FS Road 015. Follow until the end of the road where the trailhead is located. 

Crane Mountain Trailhead vicinity map.

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