Mount Stuart

HARD 3 reviews
#78 of 138 trails in

Mount Stuart is a 27.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until April.

DISTANCE
27.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7047 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

snow

6 months ago

Tough but awesome.
Be careful. Potentially dangerous

backpacking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

This is a tough hike but awesome. We never made it to the actual summit due to some snow and water being in the way. But just the view from false summit is worth the climb. Be sure to do your homework before hiking this, there are a couple different routes but if you don't know where you are going you can get stuck in a bad spot easily. Only do this if you are physically conditioned and experienced.
There are really awesome camping spots along Ingalls creek and the creek had plenty of water for us to use.
8/26/2016

hiking
Friday, September 04, 2015

Much more difficult than I imagined. Never made it to the summit due to my hiking partner thinking it wouldn't take long. We wouldn't have made it to the summit and back down before dark. Trail up to the summit isn't clearly marked. If you're intermediate or a beginner DON'T do this hike. Everyone we encountered had climbing gear - we did not. Overall a great day though exhausted. Also, due to the recent fired near Chelan & Omak the day started out clear but was very hazy and smokey by about 10:30-11am. Hard to breathe.