11.2 miles
2,431 ft
-3,881 ft
1.3 miles
High Point


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain
  • Land Manager
    Ochoco National Forest

By far the most popular trail in the Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain involves a short (1.5mile-3.5mile depending on route) climb to the open summit where you will encounter 360ยบ panoramic views of Central Oregon. This is followed by one of the best descents in Oregon - 3,000' over the course of 7 miles, punctuated by two short climbs. From the summit the trail begins with a very difficult, exposed rocky descent before dropping into fast, flowy forest. This isn't your typical Central Oregon trail - be on the watch for off-camber, blind corners, and chunky rock. The dirt here stays in great shape long after many other regional trails have turned to deep sand.

This is a multi-use trail so ride cautiously and look out for equestrians and hikers.

Access Info

Several options exist. Without a shuttle, many people opt to ride up the paved NF-42 to the upper trailhead. A shuttle option can be had by driving up the NF-42 to either the first trailhead where Round Mountain Trail joins, or further up the dirt road to the upper Lookout Mountain trailhead. For an all-day epic ride connect Round Mountain trail to make an amazing 25 mile loop.

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More Stats for Lookout Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,450 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,000 ft
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,000 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.8 miles
  • Distance down
    6.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,621 ft
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Round-Lookout Loop
25.7 miles

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