Dickman Mountain Lookout

Total Miles
2.8

Elevation

989.93 ft

Duration

0.4 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a fairly easy trail that has smooth gravel, portions of large potholes, and a mix between very open areas and a few single-vehicle-width roads. This trail will take you up about 1,000 feet or so to a nice little camping spot for no more than 4 vehicles and a couple of tents. On the way, you'll start with smooth gravel but quickly reach large potholes as you approach the two short bridges. After you pass the bridges, you'll reach a very wide open area with a few hills to do some flex testing or technical driving. After the opening, the trail will get narrower, with trees on either side and often above you. In this area, there are a couple of off-camber turns, but nothing particularly difficult for just about any OEM 4x4. There are a few potholes and areas where water has deteriorated parts of the road--just move a little slow. Eventually, it will end with a wide-open view of mountains and a fun little place to camp out. The road continues after this, but snow may make it impassable. It does eventually just dead-end. It appears that the road is not extremely well-maintained, but it does get debris cleared every once in a while.

Photos of Dickman Mountain Lookout

Dickman Mountain Lookout
Dickman Mountain Lookout
Dickman Mountain Lookout

Difficulty

This trail is rated a level 2 due to sections that are only one vehicle wide, and the fact that it's not well-maintained after snowfall.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

Drive down Chinook Highway (Highway 410) until you reach 47.082086, -121.582733 and turn down that road.

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