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Round Mountain Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Packwood, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 1,738 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

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This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here

Wenatchee National Forest Naches Ranger Station 10237 Highway 12 Naches, WA 98937 Tel: 509.653.2205

From White Pass, east 7.5 miles on Highway 12 to Tieton Road (Forest Service Road 1200). Turn right and drive 3 miles to Forest Service Road 830. Turn right and drive 4.5 miles to the trailhead on the left side.

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Margel Simpson
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A little bit of snow, a few trees across the trail but nothing difficult to get over or around. Beautiful views at the top. Definitely worth it!

Greg Gray
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HikingBlowdownSnow

Great hike a few trees blown down over trail and a little snow last 1/2 mile. Go a little ways past old lookout remains for amazing views of Mt Adams Mt Rainier and Goat Rocks! Amazing views for such a relatively short easy hike.

Kip Freeman
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Lauren Dawson
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HikingSnow

Very pretty hike! Made it 2.5 miles up but kept falling to my waist in snow.

Kip Freeman
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Hiking

Snow was still pretty deep and I did not have my snow shoes with me. Made it up 2 miles but snow was getting soft and I kept sinking up to my waist so had to turn around. Also snow on the road meant I had to start 2 miles below the trail head. Great views on the road. Wonderful peaceful hike in the woods on the trail.

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Steve Albert
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Hiking

Round Mountain overlooking the Goat Rocks Wilderness.

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James Youssef
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HikingIcySnow

As of 12-1-19 Road: Sketchy, but made it up with a 2wd Camry. Trail: About a foot of snow. Snow shoes 100% recommended. Trail easy to identity even with the snow. Views: Amazing

JefenerMarie .
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great forest trail with great views at the end!

Jared Nolan
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Hiking

This was a great hike, with a breathtaking view of Rainier if you continue a couple hundred yards beyond the initial lookout. This was not a high traffic hike, we started around 10:30 am on a Saturday in mid August and saw maybe a dozen people in our 2.5 round trip hike. Well worth and will be taking my wife and kids on this one soon!

Lisa Tavarez
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Hiking

This trail is great! The views makes the trek through the Forrest worth every step of the way! It’s easy to be taken aback from the view of Mt. Adams.. and the Goat Rocks across the canvas! Don’t be defeated! Take it in but continue to the right for about 4 minutes.. this trail is easy to miss but you will be rewarded with a breath taken view of Mt. Rainer! Many people go to the top of Round Mountain for the first time and take realize just another for minutes is another tremendous view! Trail is clear of debri! The elevation is true and this hike is up hill but worth it!

Selena Nobbs
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Hiking

Most of the hike was through the forest. The very end you come to an amazing viewpoint that can barely be beat. I still prefer Bear Mountain Creek Trail because the entire hike is through meadows and unique throughout. The view is also much more impressive of the Goat Rocks and 360 degrees. The road up to the trailhead and the trail itself was perfect except for two down trees that were easy to walk around! I’ll definitely do it again and again and again!

Dana Spearin
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Quick hike and trail was in good condition except for a few trees down. The trail is steep and you're hiking up the whole time which makes coming down a breeze! Great view of Rainier and Clear Lake. You can also see the tip of Adams as well which was pretty neat. Took us a little over an hour to get to the top with one break for a backpack switch and about an hour to get back down.

Randy Meloy
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Hiking

A lot of snow on the upper half over Memorial Day. Wear waterproof boots unless you enjoy wet feet. Look for orange ribbon on the trees to help you stay on the trail. The views were great at the lookout.

Tiffany Ford
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Wasn't too bad of a hike. Pretty good views. Nothing spectacular though. There was a lot of birds in the thick areas. They gave the forest an enchanting feeling cause they would sing back and forth. It was a nice day hike and pretty good views of Mount Rainer, Rimrock Lake and Clear Lake.

Nathan Young
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Hiking

great view at the top

Vanessa Roff
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excellent weather...a few downs trees but the spectacular views were well worth it.

Maria Ramos
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So awesome! The views at the top were amazing!

Mckenzie P
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Hiking

Fantastic trail! Loved the views from the top and while the cell service was annoying, I guess it was comforting just in case.

Kayla Duffield
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This was a really fun hike! Pretty steep in a few spots and there were quite a few rocks. But it felt great to make it to the top! And you can't beat the view!

Bjorn S
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Hiking

We did this hike on a cold, cloudy but mostly dry afternoon. From the parking lot the convenient trail leads mostly through the woods with 2 or 3 nice look outs. The views from the summit were curtailed due to the mid -summer drizzle and fog of an unexpected rain cloud. However, the smell of wet earth was awesome. About an hour into the hike, we came across an amazing 5ft diameter fallen tree and about another hour after the fork we thought about going back but then decided to hike the rest (about 30 minutes) to the summit. As soon as we arrived there we were happy to have reached our destination after a 2.5 hour hike including some short breaks. The outlook was worth the effort even though we couldn’t see Mt Adams or other mountains because of deep clouds. We were able to have a view of Crystal Lake and Rimrock Lake which we enjoyed as much as our satisfaction of making it to the summit. I calculated our walk back to the parking lot for at least 1.5 hours but we were surprised to make the 2.8 miles in 1 hour.I think dogs were only allowed on leash ☺ . It´s a nice afternoon workout but please do your kids a favor and choose another trail: they might get bored and overstrained especially because of the gain of elevation of 1,700 ft along the 2.8 miles.

Adam Wilson
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Hiking

Outstanding lookout/day hike. The trail to the top is nice, but nothing special. After you get to the top and see the base of the old fire lookout, keep heading north to some outcropping that offer STUNNING views of Rainier, Adams and the Goat Rocks. We broke the rules and let our dogs run off leash ;).

Brianna Albright
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Hiking

Great trail, not many views on the way up, but from the top it was beautiful!

Steve A.
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Went up again to the top and took a buddy. Great day up there. Saw a good spot to camp that over looks Hwy 12 to the north.

Layton Brown
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Hiking

Had a great day trip to the top of Round Mountain. Easy trail to follow, gets a little steep and rocky but well worth the view once you get to the top!

Steve A.
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I meant WEST not east. We went west bound. I stand corrected because there's no option to edit.

Steve A.
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Went up this trail last week. Halfway up the trail was snowed in but the snow was melting so it wasn't too bad. However, the trail came to a "Y" with on trail continuing east and the other north. We went east and damn was it steep! The trail came to an end so we followed the elk trails until we got to the top. There were a ton of down trees we had to go over and under. It was a tough trail/no trail but my wife, 4 month old baby girl and 6 year old son did it.

Mark Silverstein
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Very steep climb that took awhile. The view was worth it at the end.

Sonny Schweke
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