Carpenter Mountain Lookout

Elevation: 5349 ft.
Built: 1934, renovated 1995
Trail: 1.0, moderate
Staffing: Currently staffed by McKenzie River Ranger District.

This lookout, situated atop a basalt plug, offers an impressive view of the McKenzie River Valley, Wolf Rock (an exposed monolith), the Cascade Crest, Mt. Jefferson & Three Fingered Jack, the Three Sisters peaks, and Mt. Washington, plus  Sand Mountain Lookout.

The hike is short with impressive rock formations and never fails to awe visitors. 

The lookout is staffed during fire season and not available for public rental.