Sun Top Lookout, Enumclaw

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Suntop Lookout (also Sun Top) is located on Suntop Mountain in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in central Washington, USA. The fire lookout is at an elevation of about 5,270 feet (1,610 m) overlooking the valleys of the White River and Huckleberry Creek just to the north of Mount Rainier National Park. Built to standard U.S. Forest Service plans, the one-story ground-level lookout measures fourteen by fourteen feet. The frame structure is capped by a pyramidal roof, and features large windows on all four sides with pivoting shutters that act as sunshades.
The Suntop lookout was built in either 1932 or 1933 to standard plans for an "L-4 Lookout House." It is one of two intact lookouts from the period in the former Snoqualmie National Forest. The lookout was used during World War II in the U.S. Army Aircraft Warning System. It is open to the public in summer months.
The lookout was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 14, 1987.
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  • Windy dirt forest service road to lookout tower. Great view of Mt. Rainier on a clear day. Be sure to check with forest service office in Enumclaw to be sure the gate 1/4 mile top is open. You can...  more »
  • Easy hike with beautiful views of Rainier and surrounding mountains. There are picnic tables at the top and a restroom as well as the fire lookout itself.  more »
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  • A Camry can make it. An easy, well maintained forest road through majestic, primeval trees soon turns into a exposed climb that offers breathtaking drop offs with expansive views. You are rewarded at the summit with a 360 degree panoramic vista of the wilderness.
  • This was an overall great spot! The dirt road to get the the lookout was intense, so if you or anyone else is afraid of heights, take it slow. There were two picnic tables to eat at as well as a restroom. The views were breathtaking but other than that, there wasn’t much else to do. I thought I read that there were trails you could take up there but I did not find them. It’s definitely worth a quick visit and to try something new.

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