Situated on the far northern end of the Dark Divide, the Cispus Learning Center has adjacent trailheads that lead to a delightful network of trails that wander through dreamy Pacific Northwest sylvanscapes, behind the cooling curtains of waterfalls, as well as access to the high country. The Covell Creek – Angel Falls loop is a perfect short run. Burley Mountain Fire Lookout is one of the most sweeping panoramas you will see anywhere. The Burley Mountain Fire Lookout was originally built in 1934 and is one of only three lookouts remaining in what was once a vast network in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Please note, the Burley Mountain Connector Trail was severely damaged this winter and nearly impassable on the top one-mile section below Forest Road 7605. However, you can drive up FS 7605 from Cispus Road just past Tower Rock. You can park at any pullout and run up to Burley Mountain Fire Lookout to treat all your senses.
The total of both trails is 7 miles, and it’s 11 miles to Burley Mountain using 7605 from the Cispus Learning Center.