Mount Pilchuck State Park

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Fire lookout on summit
View from hiking trail

Located on the western edges of the Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington, Mount Pilchuck State Park is a 1,893-acre (7.66 km2) scenic park featuring alpine scenery, recreational activities and Mount Pilchuck itself. The main point of interest is the 3-mile (4.8 km) trail to the peak and the old fire lookout located on the summit, 5,324 feet (1,623 m) above sea level.

History[edit]

The name "Pilchuck" originated from the Native American name of "red water" for a creek in the area. The US Forest Service built a fire lookout on the summit in 1918 which was staffed until the 1960s. A ski-area was also located on the slopes of Mt. Pilchuck from 1957-1980 before it was closed due to poor ski conditions. The park is currently managed in partnership with the USFS, and the Everett Mountaineers.

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Coordinates: 48°03′29″N 121°47′48″W / 48.05806°N 121.79667°W / 48.05806; -121.79667