Mount Washington

HARD 9 reviews
#59 of 158 trails in

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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,211 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

15 days ago

I loved this hike. It is a significant physical challenge, incredibly steep; I spent a lot of time pulling myself up with my arms; nearly a climb. In the woods through the first third, then fully exposed to sun for the remainder. The trail was marked in places, but could be hard to find in others; it wasn’t always obvious, but with careful observation we could see the most travelled route...although as long as you are heading up, you were ok. Two scree fields with loose footing. This offers all the challenges that make for a great hiking experience, but you must be in good shape. The views on this hike begin half way up and only get better as you ascend, and the views from the summit are breath taking. The best part of this hike, on a day that Mt. Ellinor was crowded (peaks are about a mile away from one another), we saw two other hikers. I have to admit I enjoyed the ascent but the descent really took a toll on my feet, ankles and knees. Must have boots with good ankle support and watch your footing, easy to slip and trip. Trailhead is unsigned, look for the large boulder on the left side of the road (just before the parking area at the end of the road). Helpful note: bring plenty of water; also, had good cell signal throughout most of the hike.

hiking
9 months ago

It is easily the steepest hike I have ever been on. class 3 and some 4. The trail starts steep, and stays that way with only a couple of flat spots. The first bit is up through the forest. Climbing up and often using roots and rocks to help you ascend. You cross creek leading to a meadow that is a nice place to sit down and take a well needed breather. A little ways after that, you reach a talus field. This is very steep and requires your full concentration. Staying to the right is very important. You then go straight up some more to another gully. This is where we decided to turn around. We couldn’t see where the trail went and it was getting a little late in the day. This app didn’t work so great up there. Not complaining about the app as I use it frequently without problems. We made it a little over a mile up, and it was very tough going. I admit to not being in peak physical shape, but this mountain will test you no matter what shape you’re in. Lots of loose rock that can hurt you. I would recommend bringing a helmet. We will be back to try and summit next time. Just know what you’re in for with his one. It is unrelenting.

10 months ago

Not a hike, it's a climb on an unmaintained trail. Route finding abilities and gps are critical. It's incredible. There's a very hairy exposure just below the summit, as in traversing switchbacks with a 1.5ft wide pathway on the side of the summit (vertical wall above you on one side, vertical 500ft+ drop to your other.) The map here on alltrails is amazing accurate, even after i created a custom gpx map for my unit i was right on the trail shown here the whole way up. I will be back!

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016