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Suntop Lookout:  A Marvelous Early Summer Drive/Hike To Fabulous Views

Sun Jun 09, 2013

Suntop Lookout is one of our favorite places in the world. 

This fire lookout is located at 5280 feet on top of an extinct volcano in the national forest.  Access is relatively easy, via Forest Service Road 73 and 7315.  Both are gravel roads that are in decent shape, except that 7315 is kind of “washboard-y”, so you won’t be able to drive very fast.  There’s been logging in this area so the trees aren’t as tall as elsewhere, but because there’s been logging, the 360-degree views are incredible.

Most days, you can drive to a gate/parking area about… Read Full Story