Mount Pilchuck Trail

HARD 309 reviews

Mount Pilchuck Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2211 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

From Granite Falls, E (left ) for 12 miles on Mountain Loop Highway, Right on Forest Service Road 42 for 7 miles to trailhead.

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11 days ago

Beautiful hike! I've hiked it many times. best time is in mid July-August so you don't run into any snow

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22 days ago

The view wasn't good due to cloud cover, but I was pleasantly surprised by the challenge of 1800ft. About halfway up, there's enough snow (hard packed) to break out micro spikes. At .3 miles from the lookout, it became very steep. Would have done it with ice axe, but didn't have one. Coming back here again. And yes, do slide down.

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23 days ago

Head's up! Went for Memorial Day Weekend and the trail is still snow packed (think feet of snow on 80%). Were not fully prepared but were still able to make it 90% of the way. Near the end there was a near vertical climbing section we didn't have the proper gear for.

Waterproof hiking boots and waterproof pants or shorts (despite the snow the air temp is actually quite warm). Sledding down on your butt at the end is highly encouraged.

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28 days ago

28 days ago

I did this hike two years ago in the beginning of the summer and it was beautiful, well worth the hike. Although, I would not recommend for children, small dogs or beginner hikers.

1 month ago

Amazing views!!! And not just from the lookout, they are everywhere. Do not underestimate this hike, it is pretty steep especially in the winter.

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1 month ago

Definitely a challenging trail. A lot of switch backs, winds can be very strong, being lots of water and consider knee super, but it's pretty cool to reach the highest point in Texas!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Almost to summit, 1/4 mile. But the snow was deeper than me. Nothing to walk on.
Walked the road because it was blocked.
Check out my activity on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/mount-pilchuck-trail--75?p=19107149