Mount Pilchuck Lookout

Mount Pilchuck Lookout

The trail is usually snow covered until midsummer. Expect a strenuous hike to a very crowded site in the summer. Climb through beautiful old-growth forest surrounding heather-covered hummocks to the rocky summit and discover an incredible panoramic view of the Puget Sound lowlands and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.

The lookout was originally built in 1918 and rebuilt by the Everett Mountaineers in 1990. For more information about volunteering or maintaining this facility contact the Everett Mountaineers.

Mount Pilchuck Trail 700

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Granite Falls, Washington
Information Center: Call  Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or  Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.

General Information


From the Verlot Public Service Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA), drive 1 mile east past the service center, turn right onto graveled Forest Road 42 immediately after crossing the "Blue Bridge." Drive 7 miles to the trailhead at the road end.

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