Catch the Sunset at Suntop Lookout

Catch the Sunset at Suntop Lookout

Sun Top Lookout, Enumclaw

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Garrett Schmidt

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers

Watch the most iconic mountain in Washington disappear into the night.

Catching a beautiful sunset has never been so easy. This lookout tower is accessible by vehicle. The road is fairly smooth too. No car would have any trouble getting up to the top. 

The last gate before the lookout tower/peak is about a mile down. The gate does close at 8pm but is ran by volunteers, so if they feel like staying longer or if there is multiple cars they will leave it open late. Have no fear though, the gate is about a mile down if you miss the cut off time and the path up is a service road so really easy to walk up. Benches are located at the top for a perfect picnic as well.

There are multiple places to watch the sunset when you get to the top. So i'm sure it can get crowded but you can find your own spot to watch the sun disappear behind the mountains. Once it does the temperature does drop a little bit so bring a jacket just incase. 

My next trip up here will be for stargazing and astrophotography. This place would be so easy to access in the night time. Just remember you will have to hike up a mile to do so because the gate will be locked. There is parking by the last gate too. 

Pro tip: Don't forget the pizza and beer. It is always worth bringing! 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Easy access, incredible views

Stunning 360 degree views of mountains and valleys, with Rainier taking your breath away. Been there twice, never gets old.

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Garrett Schmidt

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