Park Butte Lookout Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Park Butte Lookout Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bridge out

rocky

Enjoy incredible views of Mt. Baker and its glaciers throughout the length of this trail. Start in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area and quickly enter the lush Schriebers Meadow. The Scott Paul Trail junction is about 100 feet from the trailhead on the right. Continue past the junction and wander through waist-high huckleberries and the heather of Schriebers Meadow. This trail section has views of Survey Point to the east and is a great two-mile round trip for families. Next you will reach Rocky Creek and a challenging crossing during periods of heavy runoff. After the first mile climb and switchback through the forest, reaching the second junction with Scott Paul Trail 603.1. Stay left at the junction to continue along Park Butte Trail to Morovitz Meadows. The expansive views offered at the open meadows make this a popular rest spot. At the next junction stay left to go to the Park Butte Lookout. Cathedral Camp is near the next trail junction. Stay left at this junction for Park Butte. The trail levels out some and passes above picturesque Pocket Lake on the left. The last half-mile climbs steeply to the lookout at 5,400 feet elevation and enters the Mt. Baker Wilderness.

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2 months ago

4 stars just for today. We went for hike today 5/28/2017 and the trail was covered deep in snow even before we reached the actual parking spot. Had to park a mile out on the gravel road. We hiked a bit but had to turn back. We will try again maybe mid summer or end.

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4 months ago

Moderate hike with spectacular views! Can't wait to go back this summer!

11 months ago

Awesome hike!

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11 months ago

Wonderful views with relatively small effort. The grade was not overly steep and somewhat short. Almost seems like less than 7 miles. We were extremely impressed with the scenery! This is a must do hike.

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11 months ago

The views are spectacular. The trail was in great shape. We did the hike on a Monday and there was very little traffic.

11 months ago

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Now one of my favorites

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great views, the trail was well maintained. Not too many bugs.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016