High Rock Lookout, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, September 26, 2003 page 1 / 6
Libby and I returned to the hills last week for a short, though spectacular, hike in the hills. For several years I have looked at the hiking book descriptions of the High Rock Lookout trail. They really don't do the hike justice. It's only 3 miles round trip, with just 1400 feet of elevation gained. From the lookout there are grand views of Mt. Rainier, as well as good sightings of Mts. Adams, St. Helens, and Hood. The Goat Rocks mountains are also visible from the 5658 foot peak.