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Beckler Peak is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,253 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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waterfall

wild flowers

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rocky

scramble

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road biking
1 month ago

reasonable path for roller blades

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

Road is EXTREMELY icy. We drive an AWD Subaru Outback and we turned around about 1.5 miles from the trailhead when the road split. Slipped once on drive down, thankfully towards mountainside. Hugging the ditch helped drastically, still, quite scary. WINTER TIRES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Stay safe friends :)

recorded Beckler Peak

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muddy
snow
4 months ago

No views today, but I knew that. started at 8am and saw nobody all day, not even a car up the road, which was nice since some parts are really narrow, but in good condition overall. Trail; the first 3 miles are muddy, at mile 3, snow started to appear, there was a snowfall last night since there was not other foot prints but mine, and some critters. At the top, snow is about 2 inches. Poles came in handy, use spikes for a bit but u can do without. Saw 7 deer, lots of ruffed grouse, and lots of Douglas squirrels too. Beautiful hike, even with no views. Very wide trail.

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muddy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

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muddy
snow
4 months ago

Trail winds through the forest, and opens up at the top. Not much of a view till the last 0.25 mile. Great views at the top and the road up was fine for most vehicles.

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muddy
snow
4 months ago

Solid trail, a steady incline good for keeping pace. We came right after a few days of rain so a considerable section of the trail is very wet and muddy, but is otherwise decently maintained. Last mile or so had snow. View at the top was great but partially obscured by clouds.

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snow
5 months ago

snow last mile and a half. Still a fun day

hiking
5 months ago

The past weekend the trail was pretty decent. Amazing views with a little work. Clear skies provided views out through the Cascades with Glacier Peak dominating. The trail is well traveled, easy to navigate. The grade is moderate. The road going up was a little soft from the recent snow melt, but still navigable.

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rocky
snow
5 months ago

Trail was open. Previous post was correct trail has been closed while installing an emergency tower in the area. Worth calling the Skykomish Ranger Station. Trail was in great shape. Road in was a little soft around the corners from recent snowfall. On the trail we didn’t encounter snow til around the 3 mile marker. The last mile we had intermittent snow on and off the trail but very easily navigable. The view from the top was unlimited on a sunnny day. Uphill is a slow grind but worth the drive, time and effort.

hiking
5 months ago

I wish I carried an axe or cutting tool to help clear some of branches/leaves on the trail. Great path, once you get pass the beginning and into the forest. There was a good amount of snow about 1.5 mile from the peak down. I tracked a total of 4 miles to the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Currently closed for construction. Only open Fri/Sat/Sun. Call the Skykomish Ranger to confirm at 360-677-2414. He recommended trying the hike to Mr. McCausland andor Lake Valhalla.

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bugs
6 months ago

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bugs
6 months ago

Nice dog friendly trail, intermediate is a great rating for it. 8 miles is about right.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a good trail, we'll kept and judging by the on going construction happening at the trailhead, will soon be a popular destination. The constant incline might be challenging to beginners but there's plenty of areas where you can slow down, catch your breath and move on. The view at the summit is worth it and going back to the trailhead will be a breeze.

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closed
7 months ago

there is substantial work on the trail Monday through Friday. it is open on weekends only. check the fire service website for access updates. if there is a road closed sign, suggestion not to pass as dump trucks are on the forest service road.

hiking
8 months ago

Very solid views for moderate difficulty

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bugs
8 months ago

5 stars for the view at the top, but 1 star for the bugs (flies, bees, mosquitoes) that decided I was the coolest attraction in the woods today. I shudder to think what would've become of me if I hadn't been drenching myself in bug spray. Bugs aside, this is a lovely hike with an absolutely breathtaking view at the top! Gradual, but constant grade on the way up with lots of interesting woods, water, and foliage to take in. The forest road up to the trailhead was decently long, and like others have mentioned, there are potholes as you get closer to the trailhead. My Civic handled the road ok, but I was still cautious as there were quite a few larger loose rocks in the road. Would definitely come back and hike this again in the fall and will keep my fingers crossed for less bugs!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Steady, gradual incline with a couple spots where you'll be breathing hard. This is a very well maintained trail, although overgrown in the very beginning part (maybe for 3/4 of a mile?). There are a lot of Salmon Berries and wildflowers along the overgrown area, but there is also quite a bit of Devil's Club that is easy to touch by accident in this area as well- so be careful! But it opens up and allows easy footing the whole way up. There are fabulous views along the journey up, and an absolutely SPECTACULAR 360 degree view at the top. This hike it totally worth doing if you're looking for views. The treck down was a breeze, however it became VERY buggy. Bring bug repellent. We arrived at the trailhead around 9:00am and the parking lot was half full. The access road is a well maintained mountain road, but I wouldn't recommend a small sedan for the drive. Lots of pot holes and washboard conditions in spots, also narrow.

hiking
8 months ago

Great we’ll kept trail with decent elevation gain but you don’t notice it while hiking. I agree it’s good for families.

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8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

The view at the top is spectacular. I would recommend this hike.

9 months ago

This was a wonderful trail and the pay off with 360 deg views was amazing. Couldn’t get a spot at top cuz crowded but there was an earlier lookout that was stunning as well!

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bugs
9 months ago

Great hike! Shaded and sunny hike. Potholes were huge the first 2 miles on the gravel road but my Honda hybrid made it. The hardest part was the 7 mile drive up to the trail head. Great 360 degree view at the top that was well worth it. I would say to go early to beat the crowds. Definitely would do this again.

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