- The Winchester Mountain Trail is a difficult 2.1 mile hike. This relatively short but steep trail leads to a lookout shelter with panoramic views. Dangerous snow slopes in early summer and a profusion of berries along the trail make this trail better suited for fall hiking. Beginning the climb up the slope of Winchester Mountain, a trail junction is encountered in 0.5 mile. The right fork is High Pass Trail #676. Stay left to continue to the Winchester Lookout. Follow switchbacks upward through heather, wildflowers, berries and occasional small trees until reaching the summit, elevation 6521 feet. The lookout building, which was constructed in 1935, is no longer used by the Forest Service for fire detection. The trail enters the Mt. Baker Wilderness.
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