Puggins Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

Total Miles
33.5

Elevation

1,298.12 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

The trail is mostly a resource road with a single vehicle bridge. The road is maintained but there is a lot of ice in the winter season on hills and around corners, so take your time. Once off the resource road and heading up to the tower, it is rough road and icy on the steep section. The road radio is loaded with RR channels and is highly recommended, as there is large truck traffic on these roads such as oilfield tankers and logging trucks. There's a beautiful view at the top and it's worth the drive. You have access to the interior of the fire tower and there is a sign in book. There is also a firepit in the parking area, but check for fire bans prior to using it and also wind conditions as it can be quite windy.

Photos of Puggins Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

Puggins Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
Puggins Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
Puggins Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

Difficulty

This is an easy trail in the summer for most vehicles. The last couple climbs to the tower can be difficult as they are steep and rocky.

Technical Rating

1

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Access Description

The sign marking the road is gone but you can see the cattle guard in the photos. Be mindful of horses and cattle while traveling past the fields.

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