Alpine Lookout Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Alpine Lookout Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.1 miles
2969 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


From the Round Mountain parking area, the trail rises rapidly to the side of Round Mountain where there is a vista on the north side looking over Lake Wenatchee and Dirtyface Peak. The trail then turns is a clockwise direction and skirts around Round Mountain, then proceeds along Nason Ridge to a high point of 6100 feet at mile 4. The trail then loses elevation in a saddle to about 5700 feet elevation, before climbing up to the location of Alpine Lookout at 6237 feet.

22 days ago

road closed due to 5ft section of road gone. can cross on bike or 4wheeler but doesn't look like it's getting fixed anytime soon

1 month ago

Road is closed

8 months ago

Amazing views with a good challenge for hiking... took us 5 hrs to complete

11 months ago

99.9% snow free as of July 1. I thought there might be nice views while hiking along Nason Ridge but unfortunately that is not the case for much of the trail. There are great views when you get to the Lookout however.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Nice trail, amazing views, not to many people whoch make it even better.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Awesome trail,with a beautiful view and lake on top.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

10 mile round trip hike from the Round Mountain trailhead, with 2400 feet elevation gain. Trail is in good condition with some areas of erosion from spring snow melt runoffs. Awesome views of nearby Cascade peaks, including Glacier Peak and Mount Rainier. We saw a few mountain goats at the lookout. Highly recommended.

recorded Alpine lookout

7 months ago

Friday, August 15, 2014