This is a nice hike through forests and meadows up to a summit with views of the Cascades.
From the clifs you can look down to some mountain lakes, as well as amazing views of the cascades from the Sisters to Washington, Jefferson and Hood.
From Blue River proceed 3.5 miles east on Hwy. 126, turn right unto USFS Rd. #19 (Aufderheide National Scenic Byway). Continue on for 3 miles to Cougar Dam. At the dam turn left onto USFS Rd. #1993. Drive 10 miles to the junction of USFS Rd. #1993 and USFS Rd. #555. The Lowder Mt./Walker Creek trailhead is on the right.