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Sand Mountain Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The restored Sand Mountain Lookout is staffed during summer months (cfm)
You can look down into the crater from the lookout tower (cfm)
  • Start point: Sand Mountain TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: Sand Mountain Lookout
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: 3.7 miles round trip
  • Elevation gain: 770 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: mid summer- fall
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No


Hike Description

Hike up to a restored lookout tower and peer into the crater of a cinder cone.


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  • Northwest Forest Pass

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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Hiking Oregon's Geology, by Ellen Morris Bishop

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  • CFM (creator)
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