Barlow Pass Lookout Site
US 1221, WA 122
Barlow Pass Lookout in 1961

Barlow Pass Lookout in 1961 - courtesy of Larry Schroder

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1221, WA 122 (view other lookout sites in United States, Washington)
Date Registered January 26, 2012
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Snohomish County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 02.189' W 121° 26.614' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 02' 11" W 121° 26' 37"
N 48.036490° W 121.443570°
Elevation 3,222 ft (982 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Built in 1935, this L-4 cab was removed in 1964.


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Barlow Pass Lookout August 1937

Barlow Pass Lookout August 1937 - courtesy of George McLeod photos

Visit Reports

June 7, 2017: Larry Schroder


Comments: Nothing remains of the lookout. Trees in the area have grown to the extent that the view of the surrounding mountains and valley is obstructed. I first visited this site in 1956 when a manned lookout existed. I remember the view being quite spectacular.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? There is a parking area located off the mountain loop highway in the vicinity of the old guard station. A one mile trail starts there with two forks. One must take each right hand fork to reach the lookout site.