Park Butte Lookout

  
Park Butte Lookout

From this lookout Mt. Baker climbing parties appear as small dark figures dotting the ice and snow with the Twin View Sisters range, Glacier Peak and Mt. Rainier on the horizon. The lookout was built in 1932 and Skagit Alpine Club volunteers maintain it. This lookout is available on a first-come-first–serve basis. A toilet is available nearby.
 

The Park Butte lookout is located just inside the wilderness boundary.

Park Butte Trail #603

Detailed directions for accessing the Park Butte Trail

Overnight use

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: summer
Restrictions: The Park Butte Lookout is located within the Mt. Baker Wilderness and wilderness regulations apply.
  • Party size is limited to 12
  • Campfires are prohibited
Water: Water is available by melting snow. When snowpack is gone visitors will need to bring water.
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.
Information Center: Call Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700.

General Information

Directions:

Baker Lake Road (Forest Road #11), Baker Lake Basin (Forest Road #13), Trail #603 - Hiker/Horse


General Notes:

Toilet facilities at the lookout are seasonal. When toilets are not provided, please pack it out.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  3.5 miles hiking distance to lookout
  Latitude : 
48.7164125268
  Longitude : 
-121.856445693
  Elevation : 
Elevation gain from trailhead to lookout is 2,100 feet.