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Leecher Mountain Lookout

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth
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Length

2.4 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Highest Point: 5008 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

"Lightning" Bill Austin from the Goat Peak Lookout had a brief stint here in 2014, but was moved back to Goat Peak before the end of the summer. Hikers to Leecher may or may not find into a ranger staffing the lookout at the summit, but the views from the 40-foot tower are sublime either way.

Wildflowers dot the ground far below: Large- flowered collomia, larkspur, scarlet gilia, stonecrop, lupine, yarrow, sticky cinquefoil, and mariposa lily keep flower enthusiasts busy on the moderately-graded way up.

Once you arrive at the summit, take a deep breath. Your final push is up those stairs to the catwalk on the lookout, 40 feet above your head. This will put you above the trees that surround the base of the lookout, where you'll be able to see miles and miles of the Methow Valley.

 

Leecher Mountain Lookout

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.2509, -120.0021 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Getting There

Driving south on Hwy 153, pass Twisp and then turn left on Benson Creek Drive. This becomes Benson Creek Road. Proceed along this road and drive 10 miles to spur road 100. Turn right onto Road 100 and drive 3 miles to a parking area at a locked gate.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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