Evergreen Lookout


Evergreen Mountain Lookout. Photo by US Forest Service.

Climb steeply the first two-thirds of a mile through the old Evergreen Mountain Burn of 1967. Enter a dense forest where the grade eases a bit before reaching a small saddle below the lookout and ascends again to reach the building. The trail is noted for wildflowers, scenery and sighting wildlife. On a clear day see Glacier Peak, Mt. Rainier and a 360-degree vista of surrounding peaks. For more information about volunteering or maintaining the lookout contact the Everett Mountaineers

See alsoEvergreen Lookout Trail 1056

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Developed recreation sites including trailheads, restrooms, picnic areas, visitor centers, interpretive sites, boat launches, and campgrounds are temporarily closed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is still okay to park on a road next to the Forest and access trails; however, state and local ordinances may apply in some areas. Users must abide by all Federal, local, and state laws. Blocking, or impeding, vehicle traffic or damaging natural resources may result in citation and/or towing.
Reservations: Reservations for the Evergreen Lookout can be made here.
Rentals & Guides: The Evergreen Lookout is available July through October weather permitting. Availability is limited to weekdays through the first week of October.  Reservations are awarded on a first come first serve basis.  Cost is $50 per night plus deposit. Make reservations with www.recreation.gov or after September 17 at the Skykomish Ranger District or call 360-677-2414.
Open Season: July
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Wild Sky Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Skykomish, Washington
Water: None
Restroom: Portable toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Call Skykomish Ranger District at 360-677-2414.

General Information


Drive US Highway 2 to just west of milepost 50 (located between the town of Skykomish and the Skykomish Ranger Station). Turn north onto Beckler Road #65, toward Beckler River Campground. From FS Road #65, drive 12.7 miles to Jack Pass, and turn right onto FS Road #6550. Continue about one mile to FS Road #6554, which will be the left fork in the road.

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Maps: Green Trails #143 (Monte Cristo)

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  Elevation : 
5,587 feet - 6,874 feet