Every Lookout in Oregon

Sexton Mountain

Type: Steel tower
Status: Unmanned
Elevation: 3,834′
Visited: June 20, 2021

I used Beecher Road (which turns into Burgess Gulch Road / BLM Road 34-6-12) and drove 5.3 miles to the junction with the spur road to the summit where there is a gate. Time to get out and start walking.

Sexton Mountain

It was a 0.8 mile hike up the road to the summit. In April 2006 vandals destroyed the lookout tower and repeater antennas. The damage included three structures and other communications equipment. A new lookout was built in 2007, but it doesn’t appear to be in regular use:

Sexton Mountain Lookout

Sexton Mountain Lookout

Sexton Mountain Lookout

Sexton Mountain Lookout

Sexton Mountain Lookout

There are a lot of buildings, towers, and antennas up here:

Sexton Mountain

Sexton Mountain Lookout

Toilet:

Sexton Mountain

There is an old D-6 cupola cabin is here, but it’s unlike any I’ve seen before. The cupola itself is gone and it’s roof lowered. And there aren’t windows all around the cabin:

Sexton Mountain

Sexton Mountain

Old weather station:

Sexton Mountain

There is a house up here. Presumably it once served as living quarters for the lookout:

Sexton Mountain

Sexton Mountain

The tower has a fence around it so there’s no way to gain access. Views from the ground are pretty limited:

Sexton Mountain

However there are some good views to the south from the road on the drive to the gate:

Sexton Mountain

Sexton Mountain

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