THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Map of the Lookout Mountain via High Prairie Hike
Length: 2.5 mi RT
Elevation Change: 525' gain
Season: Summer thru Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
Click for PDF Topo Map of this Hike
The hike to Lookout Mountain from High Prairie is
a moderate hike only because of the elevation gain
in the short mile and a quarter hike. Yet it is an
easy, family and pet friendly hike, which follows an old
abandoned road all the way.
The trail never gets very steep, however in early summer
it almost always has some snow in the shaded areas
and at the ridge line where the snow drifts deeply.
It is at the ridge line where this road meets the other
common trail to Lookout Mountain, which begins at
Gumjuwac Saddle or at highway 35 below.
This is the most gentle approach to Lookout Mountain,
and therefore makes the mountain available to most
hikers. On a clear day the views from the summit
are fantastic and so worth the hike, regardless of
which trail you chose to get there.
Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams from the
summit of Lookout Mountain
How to get there:
From Hood River, drive south on Hwy 35 approximately 26.5 miles to Forest Road 44 to Dufur.
Turn left onto FR 44 and drive about 3.8 miles to a sharp right hand bend in the road, and
immediately after the turn Forest Road 4410 will be on your right. Follow FR 4410 for about
4.7 miles south to where it junctions with FR 4420. Turn left and travel east just a short
distance to the trailhead for Lookout Mountain.
A Virtual Hike of the Mount Hood National Forest