Mount Stuart is a 27.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until April.
This is a tough hike but awesome. We never made it to the actual summit due to some snow and water being in the way. But just the view from false summit is worth the climb. Be sure to do your homework before hiking this, there are a couple different routes but if you don't know where you are going you can get stuck in a bad spot easily. Only do this if you are physically conditioned and experienced.
There are really awesome camping spots along Ingalls creek and the creek had plenty of water for us to use.
Much more difficult than I imagined. Never made it to the summit due to my hiking partner thinking it wouldn't take long. We wouldn't have made it to the summit and back down before dark. Trail up to the summit isn't clearly marked. If you're intermediate or a beginner DON'T do this hike. Everyone we encountered had climbing gear - we did not. Overall a great day though exhausted. Also, due to the recent fired near Chelan & Omak the day started out clear but was very hazy and smokey by about 10:30-11am. Hard to breathe.