Restored lookout with wildflowers and views of Mt. Rainier. Shorter hike. Thanks Maria Lamarca Anderson for some of the photos.
|Perched on top of Kelly Butte @ Photo Maria Lamarca Anderson|
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|Check out map 238 & 239 for this hike|
|Beargrass 100's of them @ Maria Lamarca Anderson|
|@ Maria Lamarca Anderson|
|Flowers everywhere @ Maria Lamarca Anderson|
|Inside the lookout|
|View from trailhead of Mt Rainer|
At 11.9 miles, come to a T and turn left, staying on unsigned 7030. (A right turn will take you toward Colhoquon and Pyramid Peak and PCT trailheads.) The rest of 7030 has a couple of steep sections and falling rock areas. At 12.4 miles go straight, not right and uphill.
At 13.1 miles turn right. At this time there is a sign that indicates that the road to the right is 7030; the road straight ahead is signed 7032. Pass side roads at 13.6 and 14.1 miles. The rough road to the Kelly Butte “trailhead” is on your left at 14.4 miles from Highway 410.
Trail Stats: 3.4 miles roundtrip and 900 foot gain to top at 5409 feet
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