Crystal Mountain Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews

Crystal Mountain Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Puyallup, east 47 miles on State Highway 410 to Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 7190). Turn left and drive 4.4 miles to Forest Service Road 7190-510. Turn right and drive 0.4 miles to Sand Flats camping area and the trailhead.

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4 days ago

We rode up and hiked back down. The two dogs really enjoyed swimming in each of the lakes that we encountered. Fairly steep in a number of places.

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scenic driving
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17 days ago

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17 days ago

Arrived on a Friday and camped out in our trailer in Lot B for $35. If you go on a weekend and want to Park close/in Lot A get there early. Other than that there is lots of free parking available and no pass required. We rode the Gondola up to the summit. Bought a one-way pass which is a pricey $23 or $33 for unlimited day use. The views on a clear day are spectacular. The first part of the Trail is out in the open and well maintained. Lots of wildflowers in bloom. The Trail was pretty dry and dusty. Lots of hikers with dogs off their leash, a couple mountain bikers making their way up, and other hikers going up or going down along the way. We choose to do summit to base to make it easier on the kids. Our trip was 4.7 miles.

Just another great doggyday

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike on a perfect day. The trail was well maintained and had only a few other hikers on it (love weekday hiking). Our plan was to hike up and ride the gondola down. We started at 10am and got to the top at 1pm, which on an 85° day was no bueno. We initially thought that you could only buy gondola tickets at the bottom so we waited until they opened at 10am. Had we known that you can buy down tickets at the gift shop up top, we would've started the hike around 7am and had a MUCH more enjoyable time in the cooler air. As it was we, were fine while in the tree line, but the last two miles or so you are completely exposed and the heat just beat us down. The last mile or so we were absolutely knackered and were slogging our way to the top. We'll definitely do this hike again, but we'll just get there early to enjoy the cooler temps.

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30 days ago

Hiked up and enjoyed the brooks, meadows, wildflowers, and alpine views. Played with the dog in Henskin Lake along the way, Some steep climbs at times, but nothing insurmountable. Ate lunch at the top and took the gondola down--dogs were welcome for both.

There's also a disc golf course throughout the hike, if you are so inclined.

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