Silver Peak Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,938 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The first half of the trail is actually a part of the famous Pacific Crest Trail. The trailhead is located at the intersection of National Forest Development Road 9070 and the Pacific Crest trail, and direction to Silver Peak is to South from the intersection. After hiking about 1.7 miles, there is a fork, which doesn't have any sign, so can be missed easily. However, there is a rock pyramid at the entry point, which can be a good mark to look for. The second part of trail is much steeper, and requires some kind of scrambling closer to the top of Silver Peak. The view from the top is great. Most of surrounding mountains are easily visible, including Granite Mountain, Snoqualmie Mountain, Catherine Mountain, Tinkham Peak, etc. The road to the trailhead is rough. An SUV is recommended.

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1 month ago

Definitely rocky getting up to the trial head so bring a solid SUV/Truck. Came on a weekday but there’s not much parking nonetheless. Only 10ish cars were up there and it was decently crowded near the trailhead. Trailhead is marked with a stick and no signage, so follow the directions from AllTrails and you’ll be good. The time on the PCT is awesome. Super chill and barely any elevation. Once you hit the split to the right, it’s quite a lot of elevation gain. We recorded about 1,300 feet in the last mile-ish. Wouldn’t bring kids/dogs up as the last 0.5 is a scramble up a lot of rocky terrain. The payoff was incredible. We went on a real clear day and you could see 360 views and an awesome shot of Mt. Rainer. Love this hike! (Bring some bug spray for the top)

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1 month ago

really enjoyed this trail. a few nice views and really lush Flora. a little further off the main road than expect and you will want a car that has a little clearance. there are sections of the road that are fairly rocky. Saw a few Subaru's and Rav4's but wouldn't want to go in a Civic.

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1 month ago

Good quick day hike coming from Seattle. Would rate hike moderate. Trail in good condition and the scrambles were short. Views were nice but not stunning.

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1 month ago

Amazing views and perfect weather made this a great hike yesterday. Rainier was out in all her glory. The road in really is awful in some places, but we made it in our compact SUV without 4WD. The first half of the hike is pretty easy, but gets steadily harder after the Mirror Lake split (take small uphill path on right there, don’t go straight or you’ll end up at the lake). After the split, it gets steeper and then you hit a loose scramble that’s even steeper to the top. The views at the top were spectacular, and so worth the climb! We hung out for lunch before descending. The descent is slow going on rock scramble, but easy after. Bugs were starting to come out, and while not unbearable yet, highly recommend bug spray as I have several bites. This is a must-do hike for us!

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1 month ago

Wasn't able to drive all the way to the trail head. Had to park two miles away due to large holes and rocks at one spot. no compact cars were able to pass. SUVs and trucks were passing just fine.

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1 month ago

Nice hike - great weather and not too crowded

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1 month ago

Awesome trail and AMAZING views, but had to hike 1.5 miles in on the road as it’s not suitable for a sedan due to large potholes.

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2 months ago

Awesome hike! Some challenging parts which made it all the more adventurous.

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2 months ago

We scrambled up and came down the PCT. I liked the loop.

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2 months ago

Beautiful trail. The PCT section is easy and is a great warm up to the uphill section to get to the saddle between Abiel Peak and Silver Peak. There is a trail through the loose rocks that make up the beginning of the summit to silver. The top of the false summit has some snow that is manageable but somewhat tricky to get through. Then the scramble to the top is fun but just test each rock that you step on. Sign the summit register and leave it in a safe place for the next adventurer.

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2 months ago

great hike, definitely worth the trip. make sure to look out for the cairns at the turnoff from the main trail shortly after the base of the switchbacks. poles were handy, but not necessary.

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