House Rock Lookout Site

Built in 1935, the three-sided Adirondack shelter is on the summit of House Rock.
It was constructed as an emergency fire lookout. The shelter sits just back from the top of a high cliff with a panoramic view of the Lewis and Muddy River Valleys and Mount St. Helens. Volunteers refurbished the shelter in 1991 and the inside seems to change year to year. It is assumed a firefinder was once on a stump in front of the shelter and not inside.
Elevation: 2,520 feet
Distance: 0.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Washington Fire Lookouts
Former Lookouts
From FR25, drive paved FR93 around 4 miles to the right turn onto gravel FR9310. Now go for about 2.5 miles to a right on FR240. Follow to end. The road intermittently maintained, likely most cars can get there although the last part could get bumpy.
The trail is well maintained and easy to follow from the end of the road up to the lookout site.
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Kids enjoying the view from bench
View of Mt. Saint Helens
Inside shelter in 2018
House Rock shelter
Trail near summit
Trail near the start
Approaching the summit