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Mt. Ireland Lookout Trail - No. 1604

Contact Info
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
3285 11th St.
PO Box 947
Baker City, OR 97814

Phone:
541-523-4476
Basics
Length:
3.2 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3.5 - 4.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6000 feet
Elevation Range:
6000 feet to 8321 feet
Elevation Change:
2321 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

The Mount Ireland Lookout Trail No. 1604 ascends through an open ridge at a fairly steep grade to end at the 8,321 foot summit of Mount Ireland.

Mount Ireland fire lookout perches high above Baldy Lake with a sweeping view of the North Fork John Day Wilderness and the lakes.

Details

Length:
3.2 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3.5 - 4.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6000
Elevation Range:
6000 feet to 8321
Elevation Change:
2321
Usage:
Light
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Take State Highway 7 from Baker City to the Sumpter turnoff. Continue west on  Forest Road 73 past Sumpter.  Turn north on Forest Road #7370.  Keeping left, drive approximately four miles.  At this point, road #7370 turns into Forest Road 100.  Continue forward for about ¼ mile.  The trailhead is on the left which is the old #130 road.  The trail follows old road #130 then turns off on the left.  Follow signs.  After 2.3 miles it junctions with Downie Lake trail #1609.  Continue left up the ridge for one mile to the lookout or turn right down the ridge on trail #1609 for one mile to Downie Lake.


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