Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


TRAIL BEGINNING: Trailhead #1604 off Forest Road 7370-100

TRAIL ENDING: Mount Ireland Lookout

Length: 3.2 mile

Elevation: 6,000' to 8,321'

Difficulty: More Difficult.

Restrictions: None

Recommended Season: Summer/Fall

Use: Light

The Mount Ireland Lookout Trail #1604 ascends through an open ridge at a fairly steep grade to end at the 8,321 foot summit of Mount Ireland.

Mount Ireland fire lookout perches high above Baldy Lake with a sweeping view of the North Fork John Day Wilderness and the lakes.

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
P.O. Box 907
1550 Dewey Avenue
Baker City, Oregon 97814
TDD (541) 523-1405
(541) 523-6391


Take State Highway 7 from Baker City to the Sumpter turnoff. Continue west on Forest Road 73 past Sumpter. Turn north on Forest Road #7370. Keeping left, drive approximately four miles. At this point, road #7370 turns into Forest Road 100. Continue forward for about ¼ mile. The trailhead is on the left which is the old #130 road. The trail follows old road #130 then turns off on the left. Follow signs. After 2.3 miles it junctions with Downie Lake trail #1609. Continue left up the ridge for one mile to the lookout or turn right down the ridge on trail #1609 for one mile to Downie Lake.