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Easy access to one of the active Forest Service Fire Lookouts in the Blues, complete with great views.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

5,302' 1,616 m

High

4,908' 1,496 m

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394' 120 m

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5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is an easy hike.

Access via Summit Road FS Road #31 to FS Road #275. FS Road #275 is gated and leads to the lookout tower.

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The short hike from the gate is rewarded with access to the the fire tower. You can climb up to just below the tower cabin to 360-degree views. To the west is the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness, to the SW is the Wallowa Mountains and on clear days the Seven Devil Mountains of Idaho are visible to the east.

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Greg Brown

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View to the west from High Ridge Lookout toward the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness
Oct 16, 2018 near Elgin, OR
View to south from High Ridge Lookout.  Mt Emily in the center with Elkhorn Mountains in the distance
Oct 16, 2018 near Elgin, OR
High Ridge Lookout
Oct 16, 2018 near Elgin, OR

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