High Rock

Longmire, Washington

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Savvy hikers seeking stellar 360-degree views know to look for lookouts. The old fire-lookout cabins (sometimes cabins-atop-towers) used by the Forest Service in the pre-satellite radar days were always situated atop high peaks with outstanding views in all directions. As impressive as the views are, though, the mountain itself is even more astounding. High Rock is one of the more impressive stone formations on which you're ever likely to sit, not so much for its height (5635 ft) but for its sheer north face (about 600 ft straight down). Be sure to keep your pup leashed around the summit, as the sheer drop leaves no room for error, and dogs can be a bit unwary around ledges.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Savvy hikers seeking stellar 360-degree views know to look for lookouts. The old fire-lookout cabins (sometimes cabins-atop-towers) used by the Forest Service in the pre-satellite radar days were always situated atop high peaks with outstanding views in all directions.

As impressive as the views are, though, the mountain itself is even more astounding. High Rock is one of the more impressive stone formations on which you're ever likely to sit, not so much for its height (5635 ft) but for its sheer north face (about 600 ft straight down). Be sure to keep your pup leashed around the summit, as the sheer drop leaves no room for error, and dogs can be a bit unwary around ledges.

© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Longmire
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: June through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Randle No. 301
Driving Directions: Directions to High Rock

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