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Red Hill

Updated: Jun 18

A peak with an abandoned lookout tower in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest with views across into Idaho.

Peak Name: Red Hill

Peak Coordinates: 45.788424, -117.10257

Peak Elevation: 5024'

Access: Drive up

Permits/Fees: None

Note: The lookout tower isn't climbable.

Location: Near FS 46 in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon, U.S.A.

Administration: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Ranger District: Wallowa Valley Ranger District

Date Accessed: August 26, 2023 (and previously 08-19-20)

The first time I went to Red Hill was on a road trip around the Wallowa's I did in 2020. It was the day before my birthday and I briefly stopped by on my way to Buckhorn Overlook. Fast forward to 2023 and while we were in Enterprise, Oregon, visiting my grandparents we all went out for the day. We stopped once again at Red Hill on our way to Buckhorn Overlook.

We got out and walked to the now abandoned lookout tower. The stairs/ladder was down and there was no way to climb it. So we settled for pictures of the lookout tower and of the view to the east. It requires a driving many miles on backroads to get there, but overall it's an easy peak to bag. You can almost drive up to it.

View to the east from peak

How to get there (from Enterprise, OR)



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