The best time to take a hike to Park Butte Lookout is from Mid-July to October!

Park Butte is well-known for its hike to another popular attraction-historic fire lookout built in 1932 by the Forest Service.

Along with unobstructed panoramic views of Mount Baker, the Twin Sisters, and the rest of the North Cascades, the route to Park Butte offers campsites, wildflower-filled alpine meadows, rushing waterfalls, and a stunning variety of mushroom species to all the hikers.

This 13-km (8-mi) trail to the Park Butte Lookout starts at the parking lot of Mt. Baker National Recreation Area offers several activity options. For this, you can also get a Recreation Pass for every vehicle parked, available at the trailhead.

This hike is best used from Mid-July to October when mountains are free of snow.

Dogs are also able to use this trail. The camping at this lookout is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Here, You will also find a bed and a stove from where you can enjoy the morning with the beautiful views. You can also find the toilet service closeby-about a mile away from the lookout.

But, there is no longer a toilet available inside it. All waste is required to pack out in free blue waste bags, which can be acquired either at the Sedro Woolley Ranger Station or at the trailhead when available. The arrival timing at this lookout as early as 10 or 11 am may be necessary.

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