Mount Pilchuck State Park is a 1,893-acre day-use park that features mountainous alpine terrain with diverse scenic and recreation attractions. The main recreational attraction of the park is the three-mile trail to the summit and the old fire lookout. The trail begins at 3100 feet above sea level and winds through an old growth forest to alpine heather and large rocks at the summit of Mount Pilchuck (5324 feet above sea level). The hike is strenuous and in the summer can be very crowded. At the top is an incredible panoramic view of the Cascades, Olympics and Puget Sound. The trail is usually covered with snow until midsummer.
Perfect moderate trail with tons of waterfalls and stream crossings. Made it up in less than 2 hours. I used microspikes at higher elevations and that was a big help (I use 3/8" but diamond grip would have been just fine). It would have been nice to have a trekking pole or two on the way down. Definitely coming back to the summer!