Type: R-6 ground cabin
Visited: July 12, 2023
After visiting nearby White Point I headed over to Halls Point. I parked near the gate and started walking:
Two people from a wildland fire crew caught up to me during this short little hike. They weren’t fighting any fires today and were out exploring. They were in great shape and totally passed me on the last steep climb up the road to the lookout:
I met the lookout, Dwayne. It was his first season up here. He’s got quite a view to enjoy this summer. Looking east:
Looking northeast at Mt. Thielsen:
Looking north to Whaleback and Abbott Butte:
Looking west with Buckhorn Mountain on the right:
From Highway 62, one mile south of the High Cascades Ranger station, turn west onto Road 64. At 2.8 miles the road forks. Take road 200 up to the left. Drive 5.6 miles to the gate. There is a place to park out of the way on the left. From the gate it is 0.3 mile walk up the road to the lookout.
Established about 1912 with a tree crow’s nest platform, the first structure was an L-4 tower built in the 1930s.
The current R-6 ground cabin was built in 1956. It was built two miles north of White Point on the same ridge.