Sun Top Lookout, Enumclaw

#4 of 8 in Things to do in Enumclaw
Suntop Lookout is located on Suntop Mountain in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in central Washington, USA. The fire lookout is at an elevation of about 5270ft 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.
Sun Top Lookout is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Enumclaw Edition.
Create an itinerary including Sun Top Lookout
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Sun Top Lookout Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
17 reviews
  • 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 woa...  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 »
  • Little tricky to reach to the top by car. plan for the location. Just dont follow GPS. The road was closed for last 1. 5 miles. We had to hike to the top. it was fantastic experience.
  • This is one of 4 motorcycle friendly trails in the Mt Baker Snoqualmie Forest. Don't believe the vandalized signs suggesting otherwise. The 16 mile out and back trail is excellent!

Plan your trip to Enumclaw

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Enumclaw

Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 8​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Enumclaw

Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 1​h
Duration: 2​h 30​min