This trail offers a rare panorama of the Columbia River Plateau and the Badger Creek Wilderness. It overlooks every Cascade peak from the Three Sisters to Mount Rainier. Excellent views of wildflowers usually between May-June.
This loop trail can be done in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Travelling clockwise, head south from Forest Road 4420 0.01 mile to the junction with the west portion of this trail (#493). Continue south 1.2 miles to the junction with Divide Trail #458. To reach the summit of Lookout Mountain, turn left (east) and travel 300 feet. To complete the High Prairie Trail loop, turn right (west) on Divide Trail #458 and travel 0.25 mile to the junction with the west portion of this trail. Turn right (north) on this trail (#493) and travel 1.1 miles along the west end of the High Prairie to return to the trailhead at Forest Road 4420.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.