Coffin Lookout Trail #3392

This trail meanders through an old historic natural fire providing views along the trail. Young noble fir and sub-alpine fir are scattered along the way. The trail offers panoramic views of the Cascades, along with wildflower and wildlife viewing. The trail ends at Coffin Mountain Lookout. The lookout does not provide potable water, restroom facilities or garbage services.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: August - October
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Water: None
Restroom: None
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


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Map of Coffin Lookout trail

Coffin Mountain Lookout is staffed during the summer as a fire lookout by the US Forest Service.


4 - 6 vehicles

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Recreation Areas

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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
4800 feet - 5800 feet