High Rock Lookout

Packwood, Washington 98361

High Rock Lookout

High Rock Lookout Professional Review and Guide

"When your spirits need a lift or you simply want to spend some time with front-row views of Mount Rainier, climb to the High Rock Lookout. The lookout tower itself is a historical relic from years gone by, when rangers were stationed here to keep an eye out for devastating storms. Around you, marmots crash out on the rocky drop-offs, peaks are in every direction, and peacefulness abides on one of Washington’s grandest peaks.

The “High Rock” perch near Mount Rainier holds one of the last fire lookouts in the area. The views are jaw-dropping in every in thirty-one days by drilling steel pillars deep into the rock and fastening four strong direction, and the rock under your feet is warm and welcoming in summer months."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best late July–Oct
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Randle No. 301
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Sep 2018