Lookout Mountain Road

2/5 (10 reviews)
Parkdale, Oregon (HoodRiver County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Highlights

People come to Lookout Mountain Road for two reasons: alpine prairies full of flowers and big views of Mount Hood. This road delivers on both accounts. The smooth, well-graded gravel road can be traversed by any sedan as long as there is not snow on the road. In summer, the alpine prairies, wet meadows, and forests are full of insects including wild bees and butterflies. At several points along the road, Mount Hood jumps out from behind a corner in all her splendor. While the majority of the road is in big timber, there are lush alpine prairies, wet meadows, and some outstanding views of the eastern flank of Mount Hood along the way. Running the road south-to-north will give you the best views of Mount Hood.

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Trail Reviews

2/5 (10 reviews)
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

This trail is now closed for the season. It will reopen in the spring.
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Open
Visited: 03/15/2021

The trail is now open for the season.
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2020

This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the top stretch of the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Open
Visited: 09/30/2020

This trail is now open after the closure due to fire danger and the windstorm that happened several weeks ago. More information is here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD811247
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/09/2020

Due to extreme fire danger, the Mount Hood National Forest is closed to visitors. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD800449

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