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13 hours ago

The trail was moderately difficult going up (of course) and very easy coming back. The payoff however was quite disappointing. Striped peak trail doesn't actually go to striped peak. More like somewhat close to striped peak. The view at the "peak" was a very small lookout with overgrown foliage obscuring most of it. The area was also quite seedy.

Trail is actually closer to 5 total miles. See my photos for maps of the route and trailhead postings. Weather was great, there's an option to switchback down to a beach which we still regret not doing - it's a simple 0.75 mile downhill to a nice clean cove.

The "peak" is a mild view with overgrown foliage that obscures the sights of Mt Baker and Vancouver Island, which are only visible on a clear day. Best weather for this would be August. Lots of broken glass and shotgun shells in the parking lot adjacent to the lookout point, which is a huge bummer.

Dog friendly! Nice and shaded. Light elevation. Would recommend this trail if you're in the neighborhood.

22 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

nice trail, neat little cove, approximately 6 miles round-trip including going down to the cove

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Monday, February 01, 2016

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ok for short day trip, save yourself the effort of going all the way to the peak and go down to the cove instead

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Take the side trail down to the hike-accessible only cove! We did and had the cove all to ourselves on a Saturday! definitely made the trip

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Beautiful day out at Salt Creek and Striped Peak. The sun was out and it was warm. We stopped and looked at the bunkers that are just off the trail in places and thought of the men who once served there.