Lookout Mountain is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marblemount, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From Marblemount head east on the Cascade River Road for 7 miles to the trailhead, 0.5 mile beyond the national forest boundary (elev. 1250 ft). The trail begins on the north side of the road. Park in the small lot on the road's south side.
Great hike. Awesome views.
I would call hiking Lookout to be strenuous (at least for me) When I was younger I suppose this pretty hike would be a moderate leg burner but not now. This hike is a woodsy climb and then it opens up to a gorgeous summit with terrific views of Little and Big Devil and Eldorado Peak.
Great day hike and definitively take the camera.
Very nice steep hike. The views are amazing from through the woods to when you get to the lookout. Was great to watch the sunset and sunrise while staying in the lookout. Gorgeous views of all the peaks but the best was the view of mount baker. Simply no words to describe the beauty of it all up there.
For some reason this trail doesn't seem to get as much attention nor rated as highly as the other trails further up Cascade River Road, but I thought the views were gorgeous. To get to those views at the lookout tower is a workout however and the trail is not easy. After maybe 2 miles there was a section in the trail where the weeds were 6 ft tall and completely covered the trail and I couldn't even see my own feet. At 2.8 miles is the junction with the Monogram Lake trail - head left for the lookout. Another 1/2 mile to the open meadows with the first views of peaks to the south. Stunning close up views of Eldorado Peak as well as Little Devil, Big Devil, the Picket Range, Baker and more! I could also recognize familiar nearby sights such as Monogram Lake, the Hidden Lake Lookout, and Sauk Mountain. On a hot July day it took me about 4 1/2 hours up and 2 1/2 hours down.