Buckhorn Lookout

AreaNortheastern Oregon
Best time to visitEarly June through mid-July
Blooming NowNo
Elevation5333 feet
Trail Info7.2 miles round-trip, 1780 feet elevation loss

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


Buckhorn Lookout provides a fantastic view of Hells Canyon. The trail crosses slopes blanketed by wildflowers in June and July, including deseret parsley, scarlet gilia, and paintbrush.


From Enterprise take Highway 82 towards Joseph for approximately three miles. Turn left on Crow Creek Road. Proceed five miles, then turn right on Zumwalt/Buckhorn Road. Continue on Zumwalt Road for 32 miles, and watch for a sign for Buckhorn Overlook. Turn right at that sign onto Road 780. Go straight at the first junction and then keep right at the next two forks to reach the parking area.

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05/28/2007Rory Nichols

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