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Bull of the Woods Lookout

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Begin in low elevation old-growth forest and climb to a great views from a fire lookout.


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6.3

Miles

10.2

KM

71%

Runnable

5,411' 1,649 m

High

3,626' 1,105 m

Low

1,801' 549 m

Up

1,803' 550 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

Beginning in low elevation old-growth forest, the route climbs to a ridge crest and follows it to a great views from a fire lookout. The trail is moderate and easy to run, becoming slightly rocky as you near the fire lookout.

Runner Notes

This would be a great trail run. Moderate amount of rocky trail near the lookout.

Description

Beginning in old-growth forest, the trail climbs gently to a junction at 1.0 miles. The route goes left here, on Dickey Lake #549, passing Dickey Lake at 1.5 miles. Soon after, the trail climbs out of the Dickey Lake Basin, meeting the Bull of the Woods Trail #550 at 2.0 miles.

At this junction, you make a right and run along the ridge, the trail running gently up the ridge and opening up views as you cross a few talus slopes. Eventually, the trail switchbacks twice, giving you views of both Jefferson and Hood. A short steeper section brings you to the lookout, with its rock gardens and expansive views. Retrace the route to return to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Old growth forest, wildflowers in season at the lookout.

History & Background

The Bull of the Woods Lookout is locked and no longer used, having been last used in 1963. The trail passes through the Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area, established in 1984.

Contacts

Shared By:

Trail Run Project Staff with improvements by Richard D

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 5 votes

#3067

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  4.2 from 5 votes
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