|Range/Region:||Great Basin Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Medford, OR|
|Convenient Center:||Lakeview, OR|
Thanks to Kelly Canaday for adding this peak.
Warner Peak is located in south-central Oregon within the Hart Mountain National Antilope Refuge. It stands at 8,017 feet. Warner Peak is ranked 87th of Oregon's top 100 peaks.
From I-5, near Ashland, take Oregon highway 66 59 miles to Klamath Falls. From Klamath Falls, take Oregon highway 140 97 miles to Lakeview. Go north 5 miles on US 395 and hook up with highway 140 as it heads east. Drive 15 miles to the Plush/Hart Mtn road (county road 3-13) and drive 19 miles to the small town of Plush. No gas, is available here even though other sources say it is. My inquiry about gas at the store brought out the truth that they haven't had gas there to sell for some time. From Plush it is 25 miles to the Trailhead at the Hot Springs Campground. About 12 miles from Plush, the paved road turns into a dirt road which gets narrow at times and climbs up onto a plateau. Continue on the road past the Refuge headquarters (has information and restroom). Take the road that heads south and follow it for 1.8 miles to a fork, take the right, signed for the Hot Springs Campground. At the campground, go right on through, past a log rail on the right and over a mini bridge to where the last campsites are. If you have low clearance, find a spot to park but high clearance vehicles can go up the road another 200 yards to the gate, which is kept shut from Dec 1 to Aug 1. There is a nice parking spot at the gate, room enough for a couple vehicles.
From Burns, you can go south on 205 for 60 miles to Frenchglen. Watch for the turn off just a few miles south of Frenchglen as a signed dirt road takes off to the west (Rock Creek Rd). From Frenchglen to the Refuge Headquarters it is 49 miles on a graded dirt road.
If approaching from Winnemucca Nevada on Highway 140, turn north at Adel,
gas available during daylight hours. It is 16 miles on county road 3-10 to Plush
There is also an approach from US 395 via county road 3-10, a high speed graded dirt road that is 30 miles to Plush which is the way I chose to go but
for most people, this would be out of the way. A good map showing these county roads is essential.
Thanks to Kelly Canaday for this description.