Mount Washington is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lilliwaup, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,211 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is far more technical than the neighboring Mt. Ellinor Trail. Even without snow, the trail is very difficult to find and stay on at times. The trail is absolutely stunning and worth the effort of every step.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Snow conditions are not ideal even in the morning. Ice axe and crampons are a must. 2 technical areas on the climb require 100% focus. Don’t get complacent. View from the top is killer

hiking
blowdown
icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
6 days ago

24May2020 This trail is difficult from beginning to end. More of a climb than a hike. In the lower half it’s climbing over slick roots and rocks up the steep trail. In the upper half it’s some decent route finding with loose snow over steep slopes. There is still allot of snow up top so make sure you bring gaiters and gloves. There are two sections beneath the final ridge that demand some good ice axe knowledge. All in all an awesome mountain for those who want a little more out of their trails. Ice axe and crampons required (helmet as well if you’re smarter than us).

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
scramble
snow
8 days ago

hiking
icy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
19 days ago

5/10/20 This trail DEMANDS respect and focus!!! The NF roads leading to the trailhead are currently passable for all cars, with large potholes on NF-24. The gate at the beginning of NF-2419 is currently open. The first 10 yards of the trailhead, sets the tone for the entire journey. The trail and mountain require laser sharp focus, from top to bottom. Lapses in concentration with foot placement, route finding and general awareness can quickly lead to a wide variety of accidents. This is far more technical than the neighboring Mt. Ellinor trail. Snow pack started about 1/2 mile up the mountain. Even without snow, the trail is very difficult to find and stay on at times. The spring thaw creates very tricky conditions near trees/rock formations and a few snow bridges to be wary of. Crampons are strongly recommended. Not sure if microspikes would provide much traction on some of the steeper snow slopes. The exposure on the upper slopes and near the summit will get your attention!! Ice ax is definitely required and climbing helmet would be very helpful, when more scree is exposed or others are on the trail. With all that said, this place is absolutely stunning and worth the effort of every step. There are several waterfalls currently visible, below the ravine/pinnacle. This trail is far less traveled, as I didn't see anyone else during the hike, nor any other tracks (human, anyways). Just getting above the tree line and the pinnacle, would make for a very satisfying trip.

icy
scramble
snow
5 months ago

December 9, and no snow until 5000'. Slippery and a little icy on the upper ledges, amd the summit spires. The final gully below the summit was solid, in old steps kicked into the snow. Blue bird day. Frosty rocks and roots down low in the afternoon shade. Michael Jannenga

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
5 months ago

Lots of snow and ice. White out forced us to turn around., Definitely will go back

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

hiking
off trail
scramble
8 months ago

This hike was challenging, different than Mt. Ellinor, off trail hike. If it was not for the All Trails Pro app guiding us, we would have had difficulty route finding. At 5,600 feet we approached a class 3 scramble. This is not the route, look for the narrow path at the foot of this section to the west. From there it is a safe hike to the summit. I recommend wearing a climbing helmet. Awesome hike, so glad we did it.

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