Lookout Mountain Lookout

Area Status: Open
Lookout Mountain Lookout

The trail is very steep and gains elevation very rapidly, and is usually snow-free by late July. The trail takes hikers 3.5 miles through timber before breaking into high, steep open meadows and then another 1.2 miles climbs through meadows to the lookout. This destination offers spectacular views of Teebone Ridge, Hidden Lake Peak and Eldorado Peak. The lookout was built in 1962, replacing the structure built in 1929.

Warning: To prevent the catwalks from collapsing, limit of two people per side.

Lookout Mountain-Monogram Lake Traill #743

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At a Glance

Open Season: Open to the public year round. Access is limited by road and trail conditions.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: summer
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.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Call Mt. Baker Ranger District office at 360-856-5700. 

General Information


From Sedro-Woolley, WA, take WA-20 East for 40 miles. Cross the Skagit River bridge at the town of Marblemount, and continue onto the graveled Cascade River Road for 5.7 miles.

General Notes:

Toilet facilities at Lookout Mountain Lookout may not be available. When toilets are not provided please pack it out.

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  Area/Length : 
4.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
Elevation gain from trailhead is 4,300 feet.