Lookout Mountain

HARD 11 reviews

Lookout Mountain is a 8.5 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, trail running, and camping and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4432 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

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.

trail running
5 months ago

Tough climb. Unfortunately hit some snow about 3.25 mi in and didn't have the time to try to navigate the last bit. I'm sure it's a great view. Will have to come back sometime. Also be sure to have with you pants or gaiters for the first meadow at least - it's overgrown and everything is sharp. Oh and trail to the lake is not well maintained relative to the lookout trail.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great hike. Awesome views.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

hard

Sunday, June 19, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

hiking
Friday, December 26, 2014

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.

hiking
Monday, October 13, 2014

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.

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

This trail doesn't seem to get as much attention as some of the other trails further up Cascade River Road but the views are gorgeous. To get to those views at the lookout tower is a workout though. After maybe 2 miles there was a section of the trail overgrown with 6 ft tall brush covering much of the trail. 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 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.