The Carpenter Mountain Trail (#3302) is a very difficult 1 mile hike. Trail ends at Carpenter Mountain Lookout which is on a volcanic pinnacle. The trail is of moderate grade except for the last 600 feet from the top of the mountain which is very steep and rocky. BE CAREFUL. From the lookout you have a view of Wolf Rock, Cascade Crest, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, and the Three Sisters.
Copyright: Willamette National Forest
Carpenter Mountain Trail
Directions from Blue River: Proceed east 3 miles on Hwy. 126, turn left onto Rd. 15 for 3 miles north. Turn right onto Rd. 1506 follow for 6.5 miles, turn left onto Rd. 1506-350 and follow it 6.5 miles to the Trailhead located on the right. Trailhead has roadside parking - no facilities.
(NOTE: Recommended season season is late Spring to late Fall.)