Mount Washington Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews
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Mount Washington Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3398 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Discovery Pass required for parking

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I am out of shape starting this season. But as a decently experienced hiker, this hike is brutal. I don't know how 3,000+ mile elevation gain in 4 miles with the terrain on this trail isn't rated as difficult. It was harder going down than up, because of all the loose rocks and gravel. There were a ton of bugs at the top, which kept us from staying too long. Trail seemed well maintained. Improving signage might help a bit. The trailhead was a bit confusing to find as you climb up a steep beginning then come to a forest road, walk along that for a little bit then see a sign that has "mt wa trailhead 150m on the left" written on the post in sharpie. Wish we had a view at the top but the clouds moved in. We got to about 3900 ft and got a sweet view of the valley so that made up for the obstructed view at the top. So all in all, don't do this hike without rugged hiking shoes, hiking poles, and a ton of patience. Hardest hike I've ever done. Perfect weather though mid 60s and cloudy.

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6/26/2017 (Monday) - Mostly cloudy, 68-75F, mild and dry. Trail is in good condition, no mud, no snow (all melted two weeks ago). The lower first mile is steep with slippy gravels, maybe most difficult. View at the top is good today as clouds rapidly gather, disperse, or rise, displaying Mt Rainier in the distance and lakes at the foothills. Very light traffic, only six groups including us, and we are the 2nd. Got the right day to take this hike.

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Snow almost all melted at the top. Most of the trail is covered in loose gravel

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