Lookout Mountain Trail (#804)

Lookout Mtn Trail

This trail begins near Ochoco Ranger Station at the Lookout Mountain Lower Trailhead and travels up the northeast side of Lookout Mountain.

From both Duncan Butte and the top of Lookout Mountain there are terrific views of the Cascade Range. In the spring there is an abundance of wildflowers in the open meadows. Wildlife on the mountain include wild horses, elk, deer, and pileated woodpeckers.

Lookout Mountain is managed as a semi-primitive area. No motorized vehicle access is permitted during summer.

Water is scarce so be sure to carry enough for your entire trip.

Please do not explore the mine or mine tailings areas due to hazards in buildings.

Click here for a map of the Lookout Mountain Trail system.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Usage: Heavy
Operated By: Forest Service


Mountain Biking

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Day Hiking

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A shelter is located at the top of Lookout Mountain.

Horse Riding

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

If the roads are clear you can potentially access this trail from either end.  There is a warming hut near the summit of Lookout Mountain which makes for a great resting spot on your xc ski or snowshoe tour.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4000 - 6900