Miners Ridge Lookout
US 75, WA 6
January 2018 photo

January 2018 photo - courtesy of John Scurlock

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 75, WA 6 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered January 20, 1994
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Historic Lookout Project, FFLA
Location Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Snohomish County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 12.415' W 121° 01.731' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 12' 25" W 121° 01' 44"
N 48.206921° W 121.028847°
Elevation 6,129 ft (1,868 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Darrington Ranger District


One of Washington’s most remote and scenic lookouts, Miners Ridge is located within the Glacier Peak Wilderness on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Reached only by a 12 mile hiking trail, the 20’ wooden tower with a L-4 1 4x 14’ live-in cab with catwalk was constructed in 1953. It is the third on the site, the first being a cedar shake cabin, and the second a similar 20’ tower. The lookout has been active for 65 years.


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Visit Reports

July 11, 2006: Josh Scholten


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: nice lookout complete with fly traps.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: and the are gooood
Other enroachments? nothing but a couple of wild strawberries

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? the trail was very steep and dusty


Staffed? Yes
this lookout is staffed by two NPS rangers

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
all of the supplys are brought up by horse