At Beacon Rock State Park, several former logging roads have been gated and turned into trails for hikers and equestrians. Beacon Rock and Hamilton Mountain are the more popular destinations here, while Hardy Ridge is far less crowded.
This hike to Lookout Mountain in Badger Creek Wilderness features western larches displaying golden yellow fall color, multiple viewpoints along the Divide Trail ridge, and of course, the summit of Lookout Mountain.
Located on the east side of Mount Hood in the Badger Creek Wilderness, this was my first time hiking to Lookout Mountain. There are several trails that lead to the top – we took the shortest route via the High Prairie trailhead.