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Crane Mountain NRT #161

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Trail Type(s): ATV/ORV/OHV <> Cross Country Skiing <> Hiking <> Horseback/Equestrian <> Leashed Dogs Allowed <> Mountain Biking <> Road Biking <> Rock Climbing <> Rockhounding
Trail Measurement: 33.9 Miles
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Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161

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The Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161 is located east of Lakeview, Oregon in the Warner Mountains. It connects into the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 – Southern Segment about 0.5 miles west of South Fork Crooked Creek Trailhead.

It runs south through the North and South Warner Mountains and on into California. Some sections of this trail, particularly the north face of Crane Mountain, may not be snow-free until July. The north end of this trail is at the lowest elevation and the southern end is highest. An 8.3-mile portion of this trail, south of the summit of Crane Mountain, is within the Crane-Bidwell Semi-Primitive Motorized Area. There are remnants of the old fire lookout at the summit of Crane Mountain, including stunning views.

Usage: Light
Restrictions: The southern 8 miles, from the summit of Crane Mountain to Forest Road 3915 in California, are open to motorized use.
Closest Towns: Lakeview, OR
Water: Treat all non-potable water
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeview Ranger District

Directions:

Crane Mountain Trailhead

Crane Mountain Trailhead is located one hour 15 minutes southeast of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Then continue on Hwy 140, heading east toward Adel, Oregon. Turn right on Forest Service (FS) Road 3915. Follow FS Road 3915 south then turn right on FS Road 4011. Continue on FS Road 4011; it will turn into FS Road 015. Follow until the end of the road where the trailhead is located.

Walker Trailhead

Walker Trailhead is located 30 minutes north of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon, turning right to continue on Hwy 140 heading east. Turn left onto Forest Service (FS) Road 3615 and continue north to the trailhead entrance located on the left.

South Fork Crooked Creek Trailhead

South Fork of Crooked Creek Trailhead is located 45 minutes northeast of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Turn right following Hwy 140 east toward Adel, Oregon. Turn left at Forest Service (FS) Road 3615 and follow it north to the trailhead located on the right.

Rogger Meadow Trailhead

Rogger Meadow Trailhead is located 35 minutes east of Lakeview, OR.
From Lakeiew, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Turn right following Hwy 140 to the east toward Adel, Oregon. Take Forest Service (FS) Road 3915. Continue south on FS Road 3915 to trailhead.

Crane Mountain Trailhead

Provides access to: Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161. An 8.3 mile portion of this trail, south of the summit of Crane Mountain, is within the Crane-Bidwell Semi-Primitive Motorized Area. Crane Mountain Trailhead is located in the South Warner Mountains, 15 minutes southeast, of Lakeview, Oregon at 6,585 feet in elevation

This distinctive high elevation forest features mixed conifers like whitebark pine. Open meadows and some wetlands make this a diverse landscape. There are remnants of the old fire lookout at the summit of Crane Mountain, including stunning views.

Parking area is adequate for trailer turnaround and signed trail directions are present. This trailhead also offers dispersed camping.

There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water.

Fees: No fee
Open Season: June 15 – Sept. 15
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles prohibited north of Crane Mt. Peak
Closest Towns: Lakeview, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeview Ranger District

Directions:

Crane Mountain Trailhead is located one hour 15 minutes southeast of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Then continue on Hwy 140, heading east toward Adel, Oregon. Turn right on Forest Service (FS) Road 3915. Follow FS Road 3915 south then turn right on FS Road 4011. Continue on FS Road 4011; it will turn into FS Road 015. Follow until the end of the road where the trailhead is located.

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References

  • Compass Latitude: 42°04’09.3″N
  • Compass Longitude: 120°11’56.9″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 42.0692652476021
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-120.199128131095
  • Elevation in Feet: 690 – 8300
  • Elevation in Meters: 210 – 2530
  • Trail Measurement: 33.9 Miles

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