Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Great views. Vast meadows. Easy hike.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

5,897.00 ft (1,797.41 m)

Net Elevation Gain

630.00 ft (192.02 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Suitable for

Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Oregon, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

Comments

11/02/2018
Lookout Mountain Road is a washboardy little mother, my full-sized truck was dancing around like a popcorn popper. Thankfully, it's a much shorter drive than the access to Bonney Butte one mountain over.

The seclusion of the area made it peaceful on a crisp fall weekday, less peaceful when I spotted the fresh bear track waddling through the hiker's camp. Hard to relax when your spincter is puckered all the way back to the trailhead.

Hands down, the best view of any high altitude trek I've done in the Mt. Hood Wilderness, including Cooper Spur. No joke, this one is breathtaking, bring binoculars.
07/03/2014
On a clear day, the views from here are incredible. We lucked out on our trip with Oregon Wild and could see mountains in all directions. Here are some photos that show off the view.
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