Sun Top Lookout

4.2/5 (16 reviews)
SunTop lookout Fire Station is a must-visit for an awesome view of Mt. Rainier and a chance to view a piece of history. Built in 1933, the lookout station is manned and maintained by volunteer organizations during the summer months keeping watch for forest fires in the surrounding valleys. The vie... Read More
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Highlights of Sun Top Lookout

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Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Mud Category Icon Mud
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
5252 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
06/15 - 11/15
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
7315
Nearest Town
Greenwater
Nearest Services
Greenwater
Management Agency
Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
District
Enumclaw Ranger Station

Overview

SunTop lookout Fire Station is a must-visit for an awesome view of Mt. Rainier and a chance to view a piece of history. Built in 1933, the lookout station is manned and maintained by volunteer organizations during the summer months keeping watch for forest fires in the surrounding valleys. The views are the highlight of this location. Once at the top you have an amazing view of Mt. Rainier 10 miles to the south as well as the valleys below. The drive up is very steep and rises over 3000 feet in just 5 miles but the road is very well maintained. During your ascent​, you will travel through some old-growth forest and some areas that have recently been harvested. Your chances of encountering elk and deer are very good so care and vigilance​ should be taken during your drive.

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