This is a fabulous place to visit in the spring. The road will open as soon as the the snow melts. At first, it will be a combination hike & snowshoe, and then it will transition to an easy hike with great views as your reward.
This old fire lookout is located at 5280 feet, with incredible views of Mt. Rainier and all the Cascades. It’s an awesome place for views, but we also like to go up there for a picnic lunch, or to hang out and watch the sunset across the Enumclaw plateau.
The access is via Forest Service Road 73 and 7315. Both are gravel roads that are in decent shape, but expect a few pot holes and “washboard-y” conditions on 7315 to the top. (In other words, we wouldn’t take our favorite sports car up there!)