Three Fingers Lookout, North Cascades, Washington
Located near the Canadian border in the Baker-Snoqualmie Wilderness is Three Fingers (possibly the most eye-popping of our list). The lookout was built in 1932 and is maintained by volunteers, perched delicately on a rock mantle at 6,900 feet.
Due to a road washout a few years ago, getting to Three Fingers has become even more challenging. To get there, most people ride mountain bikes 10 miles then hike 7.5 more miles to the hut itself. The entire elevation gain is almost 5,000 feet, including the final 100 feet on wooden ladders to the summit. Technical glacier experience is recommended for the last 3 miles of the hike in most seasons. The lookout is first come, first serve, and has views you’ll never forget.
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