A uniquely different experience at this Fire Lookout. Too many people jogging on the forest road as well as too many Mountain Bikers. I have never in 20 years of hiking here in Washington State seen so many people on a forest road. Since the Fire Lookout was manned by volunteers the road to the top was open but I would recommend that they don’t open it and make people hike to the top. That would reduce the amount of people up there at one time. I do not recommend this fire lookout hike on a weekend. Try it on a weekday. It does have some nice views of Mount Rainier. I did drive to the top because I was looking for the trail and did not figure it out until I was already at the top.