Drake Peak

Drake Peak

Drake Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.509m (8,231ft) above the sea level, located in the Warner Mountain Range of Lake County, Oregon, in USA. It’s one of the highest roads of Oregon.

The road to the summit, located within the Fremont-Winema National Forest, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called NF-3819. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. A minor gravel road south of the peak climbs up to 2.539m (8,330ft) above the sea level. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. At the summit there’s a fire lookout built in 1948. It’s said to be the highest lookout with road access in Oregon. For your safety, be sure to check the weather forecast before you begin your trip. If there is a thunderstorm in the area, please do not visit a lookout.
Pic: Tyler Smith

 

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