Round Mountain Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Round Mountain Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Naches, 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.

5.5 miles
1738 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding


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.

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

great view at the top

Monday, June 27, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

So awesome! The views at the top were amazing!

Saturday, November 07, 2015

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

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!

Monday, August 03, 2015

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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

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 ;).

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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.

Monday, August 04, 2014

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!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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

Friday, May 30, 2014

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.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

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

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