Beehive Mountain Lookout was established with an L-5 cab in
1931. An 18' pole L-4 tower replaced it in 1940. It was taken out
of service and disassembled in 1973, but the spectacular view is
still there. All that remains of the lookout is one concrete
footing and the foundation of a storage building.
On April 24, when we hid the cache, we could hear turkey down on
the ridge below us. Some of the points of interest seen from the
top are: Mission Ridge, Beehive Reservoir, H&H Reservoir, The
Enchantment Peaks and Cascade Range, The Columbia River and
Wenatchee Valley, Wenatchee Heights and Jumpoff Ridge. The hike to
the lookout point is an easy 0.6 miles. It's a nice hike the whole
family will enjoy, even small children. They might be amazed by all
of the frogs croaking in the little pond you pass on the way up. It
sounded like hundreds of them.
View of Beehive Mountain from Squilchuck State