Devils Peak Lookout
US 521, OR 102
South side of Devils Peak Lookout (August 2014 photo by Kathleen Ward)

South side of Devils Peak Lookout (August 2014 photo by Kathleen Ward)

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 521, OR 102 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered August 13, 2003
Location Mt. Hood National Forest
Clackamas County, Oregon
Coordinates N 45° 15.857' W 121° 52.537' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 15' 51" W 121° 52' 32"
N 45.264280° W 121.875620°
Elevation 4,953 ft (1,510 m)
Built 1952
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Zigzag Ranger District


Once there were more than 50 lookouts on the Mt. Hood National Forest, including one at the summit of the 11,245’ peak, but today only six remain. The first structure at Devil’s Peak Lookout was a 12’x12’ log cabin with cupola built in 1924. It was replaced with an L-4 ground cab in 1933. The current L-4 cab with catwalk on a 10’ treated timber tower was constructed in 1952. Now inactive.


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Visit Reports

August 18, 2014: Kathleen Ward


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: There is a small beehive in the NW wall, on the outside. Not affecting the interior at this point. <br /> <br />Some of the lower exterior boards need to be replaced, and the catwalk railing is a bit loose in a couple of spots

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes