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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.

7 days ago

7 days ago

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8 days ago

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!

great hike. we did this one in mid November and there was snow, but it was still passable. 6 year old did great too. beautiful lake.

Worth the trek for the view

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11 days ago

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15 days ago

Great views of the entire region on clear days! This trail can be tough so come prepared.

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19 days ago

SUPER FUN!! Love this hike no matter what season it is. Make sure you pack some yaktrax for the packed ice once you hit the higher altitude(:

20 days ago

Great hike! Will definitely do this one again in the summer time!

Trails are icy and snow covered about halfway in. We made it to the lake though not bad at all, just lots of slippery spots

Pretty hike. Not very challenging. We used microspikes which helped a lot. We were able to walk across the lake!

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1 month ago

Amazing hike, Mesmerizing view, Worth the hike!!