Washington State’s 93* Remaining Fire Lookouts

On July 1, 2019, I climbed the ladder to the summit of Mount Pilchuck, officially completing a several year journey to visit and photograph all of Washington’s last standing fire lookouts.

It’s going to take a bit of time to share all of my photos, history, and stories from every lookout I’ve had the privilege to visit, but I’m working on it. I’ll be linking up the photos below and reorganizing some information I had here previously, so keep visiting for more!

*93. I star the 93 because it’s a fluid number that could change. Many have visited lookouts that no longer exist and lookouts that exist now could quite possibly be lost in the future. There are also some on the “list” that aren’t without controversy, but overall, this is a pretty complete inventory of remaining structures at original locations.

Trail Miles 596.3    Road Miles 18,581    Paddling Miles 34    Elevation Climbed 137,687′
And Jake dog (RIP) visited 51! 🐾

#1 | Granite Mountain | 11.14.00

Alpine Lakes

#2 | Mount Constitution | 2002

San Juan Islands

#3 | High Rock | 5.20.02

Mount Rainier Area

#4 | Shriner Peak | 5.29.05

Mount Rainier National Park

#5 | Suntop | 7.8.08

Mount Rainier Area

#6 | Goat Peak | 9.28.11

Okanogan Range

#7 | Thorp Mountain | 10.17.13

Alpine Lakes

#8 | Buck Mountain | 1.17.14

Okanogan Range

#9 | Lookout Mountain | 1.22.14

Methow Mountains

#10 | Hidden Lake | 10.7.14

Central North Cascades

#11 | Alpine | 7.19.16

Glacier Peak/North Stevens Pass

#12 | Sourdough | 9.11.16

Skagit Range

#13 | Mount Fremont | 7.22.17

Mount Rainier National Park

#14 | Winchester | 8.28.17

Skagit Range

#15 | Gobbler’s Knob | 8.30.17

Mount Rainier National Park

#16 | Kelly Butte | 8.31.17

South Cascade Crest

#17 | Lookout Mountain | 9.2.17

Central North Cascades

#18 | Evergreen Mountain | 9.10.17

Glacier Peak/North Stevens Pass

#19 | Heybrook | 9.10.17

Glacier Peak/North Stevens Pass

#20 | Sugarloaf Peak | 9.21.17

Entiat Mountains

#21 | Tyee Mountain | 9.21.17

Entiat Mountains

#22 | Park Butte | 9.23.17

Skagit Range

#23 | Slate Peak | 10.3.17

Okanogan Range

#24 | Leecher Mountain | 10.4.17

Okanogan Range

#25 | First Butte | 10.6.17

Okanogan Range

#26 | Funk Mountain | 10.6.17

Okanogan Range

#27 | Mount Bonaparte | 10.7.17

South Okanogan Highlands

#28 | Okanogan Post Office | 10.8.17

Okanogan Range

#29 | Steliko Point | 10.8.17

Chelan Mountains

#30 | Red Top | 10.24.17

Wenatchee Mountains

#31 | Green Mountain | 10.28.17

Central North Cascades

#32 | Tunk Mountain | 11.24.17

South Okanogan Highlands

#33 | Franson Peak | 11.24.17

South Okanogan Highlands

#34 | Armstrong Mountain | 11.25.17

South Okanogan Highlands

#35 | Whitmore Mountain | 11.25.17

South Okanogan Highlands

#36 | Whitmore L-4 Cab | 11.25.17

South Okanogan Highlands

#37 | Kitsap Lookout | 2.24.18

Kitsap Peninsula

#38 | Ned Hill | 3.3.18

Olympic Mountains

#39 | Lookout Point | 4.6.18

Southwest Selkirks

#40 | Quartz Mountain | 4.6.18

Southwest Selkirks

#41 | Wellpinit Mountain | 4.7.18

Southwest Selkirks

#42 | Pyramid Mountain | 4.21.18

Northwest Olympics

#43 | North Point | 4.22.18

Northwest Olympics

#44 | Puyallup Ridge | 4.18

Mount Rainier Area

#45 | Desolation Peak | 6.16.18

Hozameen Range

#46 | Miner’s Ridge | 6.23.18

Central North Cascades

#47 | Clearwater | 7.2.18

Northern Blue Mountains

#48 | Big Butte | 7.2.18

Northern Blue Mountains

#49 | Table Rock | 7.2.18

Northern Blue Mountains

#50 | Oregon Butte | 7.3.18

Northern Blue Mountains

#51 | Tolmie Peak | 7.16.18

Mount Rainier Area

#52 | Dodger Point | 7.21.18

Central Olympic Mountains

#53 | North Twentymile | 7.28.18

Okanogan Range

#54 | Leecher Crow’s Nest | 7.29.18

Okanogan Range

#55 | Darrington Ranger Station | 7.29.18

Mountain Loop Area

#56 | North Mountain | 7.29.18

Mountain Loop Area

#57 | Burley Mountain | 8.12.18

Mount Adams Area

#58 | Red Mountain | 8.17.18

Columbia Gorge North

#59 | Meadow Butte | 8.18.18

Mount Adams Area

#60 | Lorena Butte | 8.18.18

Columbia-Yakima Hills

#61 | Goodman Hill | 8.27.18

Mount Rainier Area

#62 | Watch Mountain | 9.4.18

Mount Rainier Area

#63 | Tower Mountain | 9.8.18

Southwest Selkirks

#64 | Mount Spokane | 9.8.18

Southwest Selkirks

#65 | Salmo Mountain | 9.9.18

Priest Lake Selkirks

#66 | Sullivan Mountain | 9.9.18

Priest Lake Selkirks

#67 | Indian Mountain | 9.10.18

Priest Lake Selkirks

#68 | South Baldy | 9.11.18

Priest Lake Selkirks

#69 | Timber Mountain | 9.11.18

Southwest Selkirks

#70 | Diamond Peak Patrol | 9.11.18

Priest Lake Selkirks

#71 | Mount Adams | 9.22.18

Mount Adams Area

#72 | Copper Mountain | 10.12.18

Skagit Range

#73 | Mebee Pass | 10.14.18

Okanogan Range

#74 | Three Fingers | 10.20.18

Mountain Loop Area

#75 | Knowlton Knob | 11.18.18

Okanogan Range

#76 | Omak Mountain | 11.19.18

South Okanogan Highlands

#77 | Moses Mountain | 11.19.18

South Okanogan Highlands

#78 | Aeneas Mountain | 11.20.18

Okanogan Range

#79 | Cornell Butte | 11.21.18

South Okanogan Highlands

#80 | Columbia Mountain | 11.21.18

Kettle River Range

#81 | Keller Butte | 5.25.19

South Okanogan Highlands

#82 | Cody Butte | 5.25.19

Kettle River Range

#83 | Monument 83 | 6.1.19

Hozomeen Range

#84 | Satus Peak | 6.14.19

Columbia-Yakima Hills

#85 | Signal Peak | 6.14.19

Mount Adams Area

#86 | Jumpoff | 6.14.19

Goat Rocks

#87 | Johnny George | 6.28.19

Kettle River Range

#88 | Whitestone Ridge | 6.28.19

Kettle River Range

#89 | Grizzly Mountain | 6.29.19

Kettle River Range

#90 | Lynx Mountain | 6.29.19

Kettle River Range

#91 | Gold Mountain | 6.29.19

Kettle River Range

#92 | Strawberry Mountain | 6.30.19

South Okanogan Highlands

#93 | Mount Pilchuck | 7.1.19

Mountain Loop Area