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Sauer's Mountain is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Peshastin, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,853 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

NOTE: As of October 2019, part of the trail was removed for a road, so you have to climb up and around it to continue down the path.

hiking
private property
6 days ago

This is a great hike! As someone else said - not too long, not too short. Starts on private property before entering the national forest, so need to respect that. Please support the property owners at the donation box. Today (3/21) was a perfectly clear, warm, blue sky day, and the trail was dry and in excellent shape. That, combined with everyone being stuck inside last week due to the virus, resulted in way too many people on the trail, but still very enjoyable ... everyone was very friendly and courteous. Parking is very limited so arrive early. Be warned, this hike is on the difficult side of “moderate.” It is a long climb and very steep in spots. But the views of the Enchantments, Glacier Peak and North Cascades are special. On a day like today, you can see for miles and miles. Very much worth the effort. Thank you Sauers for allowing us to access this beautiful area.

hiking
private property
scramble
7 days ago

I enjoyed this hike a lot! It was challenging and had stunning views. It’s a single file trail and in the beginning it is an open edge trail, which means if you lose your footing, you can fall down the sides. There’s a small scramble to finish the last leg of the hike but it’s worth it. There was even more trail after the summit of Sauer’s Mountain but I didn’t think it was a loop so I turned around. Ran into several hikers, with the COVID-19 virus confining people to their homes, many are getting out into nature. Not too bad people wise-if I had started earlier would have been less. Overall, wonderful hike!

hiking
muddy
private property
snow
10 days ago

hiking
muddy
private property
11 days ago

Great trail! It starts off on private property and turns into the national park. Very muddy in places and parts of the trail had some snow. It took my husband and I about 2 hours to go up and back down, but we always go really fast back down the mountain. Overall a great hike with beautiful views! It’s good if you just want a good hike that’s not too long and not too short!!

hiking
15 days ago

Nice trail with beautiful views! Skinny and steep trails though, so be mindful of that. Saw deer and chipmunks.

hiking
21 days ago

Hiked on Sat, 3/7. It was a perfect day with awesome weather so the trail was dry and the views were plentiful. Had it rained or snowed that day, or days prior, I could tell that this trail would be super muddy. Incline was steady the entire hike and we only saw one other group of 2 with some pups on the way up. Lots of fun trees and new flowers were starting to bloom throughout so spring is in the air. Definitely suggest this hike if you’re looking for a break from the snow.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

So insanely beautiful! Very muddy and slippery in some spots but this hike is a hidden gem. We had the trail to ourselves and it was very peaceful.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

The initial climb was pretty soupy mud from all the snow melt which made it pretty tough to get up. Once you move past that, it was a clean trail. Occasional hard pack snow/ice. Not many switchbacks which makes for some steep grade, but overall not too bad. Pretty straightforward.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
off trail
private property
snow
2 months ago

Amazingly beautiful trail. Didn’t need to use crampons even with snow in January. Best to carry them in case though. You can extend the hike by walking past the summit to the two nearby camp grounds for even better views. If you use the parking at the trailhead don’t forget to make a donation as the landowner graciously allows access to the National Forest via their land.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail was fine for the most part. Some trees over the trail but nothing you can’t walk over. Weather was a lite sprinkle.

hiking
scramble
5 months ago

Part of the trail was removed for a road so you have to climb up about 10 feet to return to the trail beyond it.

recorded Sauer's Mountain

hiking
6 months ago

A decent trail, a lot of uphill for views that were mostly covered by low clouds the day we hiked. Still nice but not oh my god stunning the day we went

hiking
6 months ago

It rained the day before we hiked, so I was surprised that there was no mud. It was a beautiful day. There’s not much shade so enjoy the sections there are some trees! I definitely recommend hiking shoes or something with good traction. No kids or dogs, the trail is very narrow and there are some scary drop offs. It’s a weekday so there was no problem parking but I assume on the weekend you’d need to arrive early to park, only a few spots. Met Mr. Sauer at the bottom, very sweet and friendly! A nice calf & booty burn with the never ending steep climb

hiking
6 months ago

We hiked it a day after it rained. Steeper sections can be slick. recommend good hiking shoes over tennis shoes. Enjoyed the hike, workout and scenery.

running
7 months ago

Great trail to enjoy!! Thanks for the property owners for being so gracious to let us run/hike the trail. A couple very narrow areas for footing but a great trail. I’m from out of town so nice to explore this area and vegetation.

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

Good 2 hour hike with nice views from up there. I'd recommend doing it in the morning to avoid very high temperatures; also, bring lots of water for it's super dry and most of the time there are no shades. Make sure you are in shape, it's very steep all the way up and elevation is pretty big.

hiking
private property
7 months ago

Good hike with beautiful views of the mnt range and valley. I like hiking along the spine of a mnt. Limited parking. Highly recommend carpooling to the trailhead if you have a large group.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty steep most of the way. But great views!

hiking
7 months ago

Really fun Trail. We met the guy who dug the Trail by hand almost 30 years ago and he shared some apricots from his tree. The trail is tough to climb but with the views. Good amount of shade and exposed sections.

hiking
7 months ago

Great walk, and a good workout because it is fairly steep up. Beautiful views at the top of the mountain, and lovely conifer forest going down on the other side. Just be prepared for a narrow trail that is dusty when dry (decent hiking shoes recommended). Didn’t encounter any insects, but I see others did. Would recommend!

hiking
8 months ago

Do not wear tennis shoes without traction! Hiked this this morning and nearly slid a few times and there are so many cliffs! Very narrow trail and few times I thought I was going to go over the edge. Very sketchy. Make sure you have the proper shoes/boots. Other than that it was alright. Lot's of lizards and chipmunks.

hiking
8 months ago

The views on this trail were beautiful but I'd say the the trail itself isn't actually that dog friendly. Maybe it's just my dog is new to to going on hikes but he's a big dog and the path was so narrow that we had to walk one by one and he still almost slipped off the edge of the trail a few times.

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