Bear Gap to Bullion Basin

MODERATE 8 reviews

Bear Gap to Bullion Basin is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sunrise, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.6 miles
2,185 feet

dogs on leash


horseback riding




wild flowers

Directions from Enumclaw: Drive 33.1 mile east on State Hwy. 410 to the Crystal Mountain Road #7190. Turn left onto FR #7190 and continue for 4.2 miles. Turn left onto FR #7190410 and continue for three miles to the trailhead.

2 months ago

This is an amazing 9 MILE hike with stunning views and some pretty intense elevation at points and enough snow traversing that I wouldn’t recommend anything but boots (and bring extra food for the doggos, it’s a workout for them). It took us about 5 hours with a couple short breaks. Aside from the horses that passed us toward the beginning, it was a pretty solitary hike: only passed a few folks in one other section. We got kind of a late start though, but it was Sunday on 4th of July weekend with beautiful weather, so I imagine on a regular day it’s probably even less trafficked.

For Safety- BRING A MAP AND COMPASS as a back up to your gps (we were thankful for our downloaded maps on our trail apps): there were plenty of confusing junctions and bifurcations, in fact there was a 5-way junction at one point. Also there was a bit of bear scat in a few places, so bring your bear bells and bear spray.

(4 stars instead of 5 because there was a lot of horse poop in the beginning, but everything else was great)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

horseback riding
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Very good enjoyed the ride!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Very well maintained trail (horses use a lot). We used this trail as an interconnecting trail to Norse Peak Trail and then on up and over to Basin Lake just off the PCT. Steady climb to the top but with enough water and time, anyone could compete this trail. Take your time and enjoy the scenic view over Crystal Mountain. Happy hiking y'all.

2 months ago

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Monday, July 03, 2017

Sunday, August 28, 2016