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There are a number of loop opportunities at the base of the Burley Mountain Trail that allow for hikes of differing lengths. If you start at the Cispus Learning Center, take the Covel Creek Trail #228, to the Covel Creek Falls Trail #228A, which ties in with the Angel Falls Loop Trail #228B. From here, the Burley Mountain Trail climbs steadily through an evenaged forest the result of massive forest fires in the Cispus Valley in the early 1900s. Look for the remnants of the old forest ... huge, black stumps. The trail ends on Road 7605, 3 miles shy of the summit of Burley Mountain. There is a fire lookout on the summit that is still being used for fire detection. The Burley Mountain Lookout Trail #256A takes hikers from the parking area in the saddle below the summit, climbs through huckleberries and wildflowers for half a mile to the fire lookout. Burley Mountain Lookout was built in 1934. It is one of three lookouts remaining on the Gifford Pinchot. The trail will eventually be tied through from the Cispus Center to the lookout trail. Check with the Randle District for up to date information.Directions
Burley Mountain Trail contains a lookout that is one of the three remaining on the Gifford Pinchot. Also there are a number of loop opportunities at the base of the Burley Mountain Trail that allow for hikes of differing lengths.