Camp Muir Route Via Skyline Trail

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Camp Muir Route Via Skyline Trail is a 8.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4655 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

An extreme dayhike to Muir, the primary base camp for summit expeditions.

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5 days ago

Amaizing experience I will back soon

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7 days ago

very strenuous hike. took us almost 5.5 hrs to climb up and 2.5 hrs to come down. But in the end, it was worth the hard work. coming down, we glissade almost all the way. it was really fun glissading.

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10 days ago

we hiked this on 9/9/17. we parked between the visitors center and the park rangers cabin and started up the trail at 0740. it was 45 degrees, foggy, and windy. the first 2 miles were pretty straight forward but the last 2.2 were an adventure. 2 hikers on their way down said it was too treacherous to attempt the snowfield but we continued. the visibility was 20 yards max once we hit the snowfield and we had a hard time finding any trail up. we made are own way and over 1.5 miles up the fog would break for a minute or 2 and make it all worth it. we made it to the camp, had a snack, and talked with some of the climbers just getting down from the summit. it took us 3 hours without poles or crampons. the poles would be very helpful for the trek down as it is very slippery. we brought contractor grade trash bags to slide down some of the mountain and that was a blast.

the temp at the camp was mid 30s with a 40mph wind.

all in all a great hike. there is plenty of water along the first 2 miles but nothing but snow once you hit the snowfield so plan accordingly.

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Hiked on Sunday 8/20. Completely clear, beautiful weather in the morning. A little overcast in the afternoon. Rented poles from the gift shop the night before and they proved invaluable on the snow field. Left for the hike at 8:20am from the parking lot - this was nice to leave at this time to avoid the crowds of tourists. Hiked at a very leisurely pace and took a 1.5 hour break at Camp Muir and the hike only took 8.5 hours. Did not need crampons for the snow field, but the poles did help. Try to walk in someone else's footsteps in the snow field going up - makes it much easier. Highly suggest sliding down on the snow on the way back, it is extremely fun and makes the hike much better on the way down.

1 month ago

We went yesterday for the eclipse and it was amazing! The first two miles to the snow fields are beautiful. We saw a black bear in the distance, marmots, and some birds. You don't need micro spikes at the snow fields but some trekking poles came in handy. It was a bit cold on the way up as we left paradise at 7am so bring some gloves or your hands might go numb. The steps are short in the snow field as you shuffle your feet up the mountain. It took 3.5 hours to reach the top but the whole trek was well worth the soreness we faced today. You can hear the mountain talking as the glaciers break loose and crevasses are formed but those are way up the mountain and you are not in harms way. Make sure to bring a trash bag so you can glissade down the snow fields! A lot of laughter was had as we made trash bag pants by sticking out legs through the bottom of the garbage bag. A must do hike!!!

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