Alpine Lookout Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Alpine Lookout Trail is a 9.3 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.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3234 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
Friday, August 15, 2014

hiking
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.