High Rock Trail

Longmire, Washington 98397

High Rock Trail

High Rock Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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. The sole purpose of these high lonesome structures was to provide fire lookouts a panoramic view of a broad swath of mountains so they could watch for smoke. As such, the old fire lookout stations are wonderful hiking destinations, and unlike many of the old sites, High Rock still has its tower (which is still used in season).

As great 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 sheer height (5700 feet) but for its sheer north face (about 600 feet straight down)."

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Trail Information

Longmire
Nearby City
3.5
Distance
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Late June-October
Season
4,258 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,658 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 301 Randle
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018