Bull of the Woods Lookout
US 200, OR 26
Bull of the Woods Lookout

Bull of the Woods Lookout - courtesy of the Mount Hood National Forest

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 200, OR 26 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered December 30, 1996
Nominated by Ronald R. Johnson, FFLA
Location Mt. Hood National Forest
Clackamas County, Oregon
Coordinates N 44° 53.071' W 122° 05.734' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 53' 04" W 122° 05' 44"
N 44.884525° W 122.095563°
Elevation 5,438 ft (1,658 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Clackamas Ranger District, Oregon FFLA & the Sand Mountain Society


Located on the crest of the Cascade Mountains in the heart of the Wilderness Area of the same name, Bull of the Woods Lookout is a special place. One of a handful of lockouts remaining of the many that once dotted the Mt. Hood National Forest, it is today used occasionally as a backcountry guard station. The first lookout on this site – in the 1920s -- was a small pole and shake cabin. The current classic L-4 cab with catwalk on a 10’ treated timber tower was built in 1942. The tower frame was prefabed at the Zibzag CCC camp. The cab itself was a precut kit provided by the Alladin Co. The structure is historically intact and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lookout was last staffed in 1963/64.

Bull of the Woods Lookout was tragically lost in the Bull Complex Fire in September 2021.


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