High Rock Lookout

Ashford, Washington 98304

High Rock Lookout

High Rock Lookout Professional Review and Guide

"This is a 23-mile road loop. An 11-mile ascent takes to Towhead Gap and High Rock Lookout #266. The 1.6-mile hiking trail climbs 1,365 feet to the last manned lookout in the Packwood Ranger District. Views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams are outstanding.

The ride ends with a long, fun descent. The first nine miles are paved. The remainder of the loop is on gravel roads in mostly good condition. The trip starts with three miles of gently rolling terrain -- a nice warm-up for the moderately difficult climb to Towhead Gap. The ascent contains some steep (but short) grades and many easy breath-catching stretches."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,540 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Clear days from July through October.
1,960 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,300 feet
Top Elevation
Packwood Information Center, 360-494-0600
Local Contacts
Packwood Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Sawtooth Ridge.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018