Suntop Lookout Photography - Visit Rainier

Suntop Lookout Photography

On a clear day, the views are simply stunning. Perched on a 5,271 foot peak, Suntop Lookout is one of the last structures of its kind remaining in the Snoqualmie National Forest. It’s a gravel drive or hike to the summit, which offers commanding 360-degree views. Dominating the scene, Mt. Rainier is just ten miles away to the south. See majestic vistas of Winthrop Glacier, the Cascade Range, the Olympic Mountains, and even Mt. Baker, over 150 miles away. During the winter months, the ungroomed Suntop Sno-Park is the entry point for those on skis, snowshoes, horseback, motorbike, or mountain bike.

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Directions:  Heading east, turn right off SR 410 on Forest Road (FR) 73. Travel FR 73 for 1.2 miles and turn left on FR 7315. Travel FR 7315 for 6.1 miles to the lookout. The road is gravel surfaced and is best suited for four-wheel-drive vehicles.


Q: Are dogs allowed on the trail to the Suntop Lookout? 

A: Yes. Please keep your dog on a leash, clean up and properly dispose of any waste.

Q: What pass do I need to hike to the Suntop Lookout? 

A: The Northwest Forest Pass.