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.
A shelter is located at the top of Lookout Mountain.
Check out the Official Route.
This is a moderately difficult hike.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.