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Lookout Mountain from High Prairie

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • Wildflowers and vast meadows.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • - Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • View from the western summit of Lookout Mountain.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Foundations of the former lookout buildings looking northeast.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Ancient white bark pine.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • View looking southwest.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • On a clear day, views of Mount Adams (12,280') and Mount Rainier (14,409') to the north.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Rock formations along Lookout Mountain's summit.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • The Tygh Valley to the east from Lookout Mountain's summit.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Lupine growing along the trail.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Mount Hood.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Another close-up view of Mount Hood (11,250').- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Snow remains on the slopes of Lookout Mountain into early summer.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
  • Looking south from the summit to Mount Jefferson (10,495') and the Three Sisters.- Lookout Mountain from High Prairie
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Vast meadows. Easy hike.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
630.00 ft (192.02 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,897.00 ft (1,797.41 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Lookout Mountain is approximately 7 miles east of Mount Hood, and the moderate hike to the summit passes several meadows. From the summit you will gain views of Mount Hood, Three Sisters, and Mount Rainier in addition to the Badger Creek Wilderness. If you continue on the Divide Trail you can also reach Palisade Point, or take the Fret Creek Trail to Oval Lake and Fifteen Mile Campground. Snowpack is usually present on the trail into July.

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