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Osborne Mountain Trail

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Osborne Mountain Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,228 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail, lot of switch back then suddenly you are in the ridges, beautiful lakes, soft soil trail

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

steep hike. beginning was a bit overgrown but it cleared up after a quarter mile or so. we made it about 1.5 miles before heading back. it was a nice work out while staying at the campground.

hiking
2 months ago

not bad first 3 miles are a burner, trail was well maintained. didnt see any bear scat or cougars. took the final ascent to the top of tge ridge, it was very sketchy but ita doable the view is worth just hikw a mile up the service road ans climb the face!

snow
4 months ago

Really great hike, with no one passing me on my way up and only passing casual hikers on my way down. The first mile up is the steepest grade on the hike, and the remaining 1.5mi to the forest service road intersection is a lovely stroll through the forest. Hiked it May25 with heavy cloud cover so I didn't push on to the summit (no view), and very little snow still on the trail over the last 0.25mi. I was also planning on continuing on to the lakes to overnight, but the nfs road had deep snow on it.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely a good climb. Trail is in good shape. We started up around 9 am (5/24/19) and didn’t encounter anyone until near the end. It’s pretty steep most of the way with no much to look at from what we could not see due to fog. There are probably some nice views and this is not a trail you want to do on a hot summer afternoon. There’s an unmarked fork in the trail around 3.9 miles up. Take the left trail to stay on the ridge. We also went left at the end of the trail and continued up the service road about a mile to the end. Would be a great place for star gazing on a clear night. Parking is limited at the trailhead (maybe 4 spots) and it’s inside the campground.

hiking
scramble
snow
4 months ago

Not the best day to go but it was worth the hike a little rain to start the morning. The trail starts right away up hill for the total climb elevation of 3500. Snow at the 4592 foot level but the snow and trail were not a problem. No views because of fog and high clouds but did get a good view of Osborne Mountain.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This trail starts in the Big Creek Campground. The first part is fairly steep and gives you a good workout. Once you get over the western ridge line it evens out some. The trail is in good condition with a few washouts from streams. Motorbikes, bikes, and animals are allowed on the trail and I could see the tracks from a motorbike, but I didn't see anyone else on the trail that day. I don't think it is well used. Not much to look at, there are a few clearings with good views.

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running
9 months ago

recorded extremely hard hike

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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