Sunshine Flat Trail #369 (aka Rail Creek Trail)
ElevationAscent: 1,550' 472 m
Descent: -76' -23 m
High: 7,833' 2,387 m
Low: 6,359' 1,938 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)
“A pleasant hike along a high ridge to views from Lookout Mountain in Eastern Oregon.”— Bruce Hope
From Sunshine Flat, the trail turns to the south and follows the ridge toward Lookout Mountain. It starts out in forest but, farther along, does pass through some nice meadows, all of which are filled with many different kinds of wildflowers in season. There are occasional views along the trail south toward Glacier and Lookout Mountains. This is easy hiking through wide-open country with expansive views and fields of wildflowers.
Four miles from the trailhead, the Sunshine Flat Trail #369 ends at a junction with the Little Baldy Trail, which is now a faded doubletrack road. Turn northeast here and make the short climb up the ridge across open fields to more views from the summit of Lookout Mountain. Return the way you came.
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Land Manager: USFS - Malheur National Forest Office