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Carpenter Mountain & Lookout Creek

Easy (to Carpenter Mountain)
2.2 miles round trip
950 feet elevation gain
Open mid-June through October
Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

Moderate (Lookout Creek Trail)
7 miles round trip
1400 feet elevation gain
Open May to mid-November

Two stellar hiking destinations lie hidden in the maze of gravel roads that laces the Andrews Experimental Forest behind Blue River. A relatively easy mile-long trail up to Carpenter Mountain’s staffed lookout passes wildflower meadows and breathtaking views of the High Cascades. A rougher path through Lookout Creek’s valley boasts giant trees and a footbridge at a lovely creek crossing.

Start by driving...

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