Winchester Mountain Lookout

Distance: 4 Miles RT or 9 Miles RT Hike Type: Out-and-Back Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,300’ or 2,900’ Trail Condition: Maintained, dirt, rock, narrow, forest road Trail Highlights: Winchester Mountain Lookout at 6,521’ (first come-first served), Twin Lakes, possible 2.5 mile walk on forest road each way, views of Canadian and Cascade Range mountains: Tomyhoi, Border Peaks, Larrabee, The Pleiades, Slesse (BC), Canadian Cascades, … Continue reading Winchester Mountain Lookout

Thorp Mountain via Kachess Ridge Trail and Knox Creek Trail (1315.1)

Distance: 4.8 miles Hike Type: Out-and-Back Difficulty Level: Moderate to Hard Elevation Gain: 1,734′ Trail Condition: Overgrown a bit in the beginning, clear path after the start, dirt, rocky, narrow, exposed Trail Highlights: Views of: Mount Rainier and more in the Cascade Mountain Range, lakes, and rolling hills. Lookout, wildflowers. Fees: None Dogs Allowed: Yes Crowd Level: Light to Moderate Type of Shoe Needed: Tennis Shoes or … Continue reading Thorp Mountain via Kachess Ridge Trail and Knox Creek Trail (1315.1)

Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout

Distance: 3 miles Hike Type: Out-And-Back Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on fitness level Elevation Gain: 1,070’ (in 1.5 miles) Trail Condition: Well marked Trail Highlights: Fire lookout, Wildflowers, Communications tower, Lots of switchbacks, Helicopter pad, Views of: Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood, Mount Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Thee Sisters, Mount St Helens and Mount Adams Trail Head(s): Coffin Mountain Trailhead Fees: None Dogs Allowed: Yes … Continue reading Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout