Glacier View Trail (#267)

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Glacier View Trail (#267) is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles
1387 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



From Tacoma, south 40 miles on Highway 7 to Elbe. Turn east on Highway 706 and continue 3 miles east of Ashford and turn left (north) onto Copper Creek Road (Forest Service Road 59). Continue 8.2 miles up this road to the trailhead, taking left at 2.8 miles, straight at 4.3 miles, and straight at 7 miles from SR 706,

24 days ago

Nice hike, deep forest almost the entire way with great views at the top. Could use a little stewardship for the first 1/5 of the trail as it has really overgrown and there is a large bee hive right on the trail about 2/3 of the way up.

1 month ago

Nice hike although little Smokey on this day limited viewing and not the best for breathing the smoke rolled in on my way there.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

This was an ok hike. The first 3/4 of a mile are uphill but after that levels out for the next mile. Then steep again for the summit. The smoke from the Canadian fires made the view not as good as it could be. Overall easier hike

2 months ago

This trail was so worth the 9-mile, rocky, pot-holed drive up a dirt road to the trailhead. Drive slowly and look out for larger rocks in the middle of the road. When you get to the very end of the road, look to your right and the trailhead is there, hidden by some bushes. It was a bit hard to spot but look closely! The views at the top are incredible. Amazing views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, Helens, and Adams. It was like a dream up there! It was pretty buggy so bug spray helped deter the bites.

3 months ago

This trail was impossible to find and the road that I was instructed to take to it had huge pot holes. On the way down I blew a tire. The view I saw was nice but "paradise" was better.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Great hike, not too rocky, great view. Outside the park so you can bring your dog. First part is a little overgrown now. I tracked the miles to the summit with a different app and it clocked 6.2 so it's more than 4 miles. Also if you go back to the fork and take a right it's another mile ish to a lake.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Still lots of snow in July. Be prepared for unpredictable weather as well. Solid hike.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

We recently snowshoed from the trailhead at Paradise Lodge, what an amazing experience. The views of the mountain, Nisqually glacier, and the valley below were amazing. Absolutely a must do if you are in the area.

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

If your looking for something off the beaten track this one is great. we went on a cloudy day so unfortunately we didn't get a good view but the hike was great, lots of very beautiful old growth and the drive was fantastic. Also the road wasn't bad considering we took a PT cruiser.