Glacier View Trail (#267)

MODERATE 30 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

views

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,

hiking
10 days ago

16 days 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

22 days 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.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

11 months ago

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.

hiking
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.

If interested follow the link below to see some of our footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gJOJg-Seo4

hiking
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.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It might seem discouraging at first going ~20 mph for 8.5 miles on a very rough dirt road to reach the parking area-however you won't regret it. It's a great trail with a rewarding view!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Overall, this is a great hike! Not overly challenging and the view at the top is great!! Only saw a few other hikers so it felt like we were alone, which was nice. The only downside to this hike is the drive up to the trailhead after getting off the highway (long and very bumpy)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beautifu well maintained trails with breath taking views at the top. 9 mile drive down a gravel forest road full of pot holes took about 30 minutes at 20 mph. Forrest service roads not marked.