What’s 30 feet in the air and gives you an extra workout at the top of Mount Peak?
Why, that’d be a replica fire lookout tower in Pinnacle Peak Park in Enumclaw!
*Alert – 10/20/2021*
The tower is in place!! While it is unbelievably alluring to want to go up an extra 45 steps when you arrive at the top of the mountain, we ask that you wait just a little bit longer… Before we open it officially, the construction crew has a few finishing touches to wrap up so we can make sure the tower is safe for public use.
We expect to open it by Oct 25!
Check out our photos from the ceremonial ribbon cutting, held Oct 16.
Here are some photos from the construction.
Through our Community Partnerships and Grants Program (CPG), King County Parks has been working with the Mt Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association to design, fund, and build a lookout tower at the top of Mount Peak. The design is reminiscent of the fire lookout tower that was decommissioned in 1966.
The Mt Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association is a community-based organization that formed in 2016 with the goal of enhancing the visitor experience at Pinnacle Peak Park and paying homage to the area’s history through the construction and maintenance of the tower.
The tower is roughly the same scale as the one that stood in 1966, with a 20-foot by 20-foot view deck approximately 30 feet off the ground. From the deck, visitors will have stunning views of Mount Rainier and the Port of Tacoma, along with sweeping views of the valley and foothills.
Funding for this project includes $295,000 from King County Parks’ CPG Program to the Mt. Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association, which matched that with $1,305,000 in grants and in-kind services and donations.
For more information, follow Mt Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mtpeakfirelookouttower.
Here’s some recent press on this project: