Trails.com is merging with AllTrails! Please click here to read more.

Mount Washington Trail

HARD 530 reviews
#2 of 10 trails in

Mount Washington Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. 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: 8.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3,280 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

Discover Pass required for parking: https://discoverpass.wa.gov/

rocky
16 days ago

Perfect weather for a hike. Little Ice about 3 quarters of the way up but otherwise the trail is clear.

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

Mt Washington

hiking
17 days ago

Nice hike, long inclines so could be hard on knees going down. Great view at the top.

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
20 days ago

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

9th time up in 6 days looking for my LOST DOG. He’s been missing since 10/6 - still missing as of 10/13. Please keep an eye out and call me immediately if seen at 425-628-3848. 40lbs all white VERY TIMID most likely will not approach a stranger. Hoping he’s more hungry than scared by now.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Steep and nothing but hand size loose rock all the way up nearly. Very hard to hike and unsafe. The view isn’t worth it for us.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A great hike, not crowded at all but lots of large loose rocks throughout most the hike. Would be problematic for someone with bad knees and I probably wouldn’t do this one alone. My husband and I both slipped multiple times, almost always catching ourselves but I fell to the ground once but was fine, not a big deal but could be bad if it was muddy. The view is great, it was a bit overcast so I didn’t feel it was better than Si and the hike up seemed easier to me than Si, many more flats and less switchbacks but the downhill just sucks with the loose rocks. It took us about 2 hours to the top and another 2 hours to the bottom.

hiking
2 months ago

Don’t know why people bother with Mt Si when this trail has so few people and you get to look across the valley and down at Mt Si. Amazing rock formations abound with dramatic cliffs. The trail is mostly ancient overgrown logging roads which are reduced to paths. The view at the top is meh due to I-90 noise but on the other side of the crest it is quite looking down at the Seattle reservoir. No bugs to speak of and the foliage was manageable. My only complaint is the number of sections with loose rock. Definitely need boots. Need a trail crew of 15 guys with shovels to get the stuff off the trail. Excellent work-out with tons of alone time. The dog loved it.

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Arrived at about 9 to see about 15 others cars there, only came across 5 groups or so on this trail on the way up however. Trail head is easy to miss, but like others said, look for the little stack of rocks! Smooth sailing from there. Lots of loose rocks and streams, would not recommend doing this in tennis shoes. Also pretty overgrown in spots. Bring your trekking poles if you've got em! Rocks and steep hills do not make for the easiest trail to hike without them. Still some wildflowers and gorgeous view at the top. Took us about three hours to reach the top. Spent about a half hour doing lunch, then another 2 hours to get down because she forgot her poles. Passed quite a few people on the way down, but we had the top to ourselves! Luckily the bugs weren't really an issue for us either.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

great workout yesterday. Trail is not as obvious from the Trailhead but there are a couple rocks at entrance indicating start of the trail. very quiet and not heavily trafficked... started at the trailhead at 7 AM..we reached summit at around 10AM with plenty of stops.. foggy day so views were not great..clocked 2 hrs on way down..lot was filled with cars when we got back.. will go back again on a clear day

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

i liked it it is kinda rocky at some parts but i didn’t mind it. it also has parts that’s overgrown. bugs is mainly towards the top. might bother others but for me i enjoyed the trail. i’m thinking of going back and clearing the over grown areas with machete.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Load More

Featured Trails