Lake County High Point Trip Report

Crane Mtn (8,456 ft)

Date: August 1998
Author: Ken Jones

A high-desert ridge overlooking Goose Lake.

About 5 miles north of Lakeview on U.S. 395, turn east on SR 140. In 5 or 6 miles, turn south on FR 3915, which will lose its paving at a 4-way intersection a little over 3 miles in. Continue straight on 3915 to Willow Creek (there's a campground here) and turn right on FR 4011. Follow this as far as you can up the hill to the Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail trailhead on your left just short of road's end. Without 4WD, you will likely end up walking some of the road.

Hike the trail less than a mile to a point where it starts heading down hill consistently. Bear right up the slope, and find the summit. Nice views of Goose Lake and environs.