Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails near North Bend with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 hours ago

I’m a beginner so this was my first hike. I got lost for a second but managed to make it out . I was so close to the top unfortunately had to turn around because I was going to be late for work . Lol Steep for sure , loved it . I went up and down old trail . I will be back to finish! Up 4:30ish hours down 2 hours

Well I wish I had picked a better day to hike this. While I enjoyed the hike to the top (mostly shaded and through a wonderful forest with steady elevation gain) unfortunately it was raining pretty much the entire way up and so we didn’t get too much of a view on the top. Also too many pebbles on the way down. But it’s a great hike if you want to get away from the crowd.

Beautiful

beautiful place

I went up mailbox peak 05/13/2018. I went up using “old trail” and came down using “new trail”. My thoughts are simply this... old trail is definitely a work out!! Without taking too many breaks I made it up to the mailbox in 4 hrs an 30mins coming down using new trail I made it down in 3 hrs. If your new to this trail and your not to much in shape I recommend going up using new trail, a partner and back pack of water and some apples and bananas for fuel. if your in good shape and you want a work out try old trail. Either way as long as you don’t give up making it up to the top is well worth it. The view is awesome and their are not too many other hikes like it!

There are some incredible views at the top that make the climb worth it. However, I’m not sure why this is rated as moderate. We went out thinking we would get some nice switchbacks, but this is pretty much straight uphill the entire way. It was a great hike but should be rated as hard.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike for families but would do it a little earlier next time. We departed around 10:00am with some American Heritage Girl Scouts to work on their hiking merit badge. Plan was to hike out, stop and do picnic lunch, then hike back. There was no real good place once we got out there to stop and sit to eat. We made do, but it would have been better to hike it earlier and eat lunch when we got back. The girls loved it! The youngest was 8 years old. They also enjoyed playing by the rocks and water on the way back to cool off. Great hike!

We hiked on 5/12/18 it was nice no snow only on the sides. It got warmer on the top, weather around low 70s. The hike however was a total of 10.5 from parking and back. It says on the map 8.5 but it is more than than. We took the new trail going about 6+ miles and came down on the old trail which it is actually old, some areas you have to guess where the trial is, just followed the white diamond signs on the trees and you are in the right direction. It was worth it to do it. This is my second time. :) enjoy

hiking
13 days ago

I have done tougher hikes but the last mile on this will still absolutely test your endurance and conditioning. Up until that last mile this is a pretty moderate hike (taking the new trail) with a steady incline but nothing too difficult. For that last mile, ensure you bring plenty of water (I carried 3 liters and drank all of it) and reserve some energy. It will test you if you are not ready for it. The views from the top are absolutely worth it and overall this is a great hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Did this two days ago. I took the new trail up and down. It’s a great trail with a pretty steady incline the whole way. Gets pretty steep toward the top, but it was clear of snow and had good footing on the steep parts so it wasn’t too bad. Loved the view of Rainier at the top. Going through the mailbox was pretty interesting as well. Fun hike on a beautiful day. Would definitely do it again.

Access road closed so trail was inaccessible beginning of May

Did this hike with my 8 year old daughter. The views from the top were spectacular.

hiking
20 days ago

Definitely a great hike with beautiful sites along and at the end of the trail. The falls are really pretty and a great reward at the end of the trail! :) Has nice wildflowers and moss treated trees which makes the walking path look really cool.. We went with two kids (4 and 9), so would definitely recommend for a family hike!

Great hike with falls views. In our party, we had kids ranging from 9 months to 9 years and everyone had great fun. Hike isn’t steep and kids can easily do it. You can’t use stroller for kids due to rocks. Almost 1.4 miles one way till the bridge and total -~2.7 miles. With kids it took us almost an hour to wrap up the hike.

Great trail! A bit intense for novice hikers or kids. There is still quite a bit of snow covering the last couple of miles. Water proof boots, and/or and extra pair of wool socks is definitely recommend. No need for snow shoes or crampons. I always have my microspikes in my pack, and used them on the descent. There are several view points nearing the summit. Be sure to stop and see them all! You’ll be glad you did.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful walk. It’s a steady climb as far as I could get but I ran into snow about 3600 ft. This time of year, with the snow melting, there were several really beautiful water falls and easy stream crossings. From the trail head to the snow, which covered the trail at an old log bridge, there was not a single point that the trail leveled out but it was only about a 15% grade the whole way. I went mid week and only passed eight people. The Trillium are blooming, and the trail is in good shape except for a couple of trees that have fallen across the trail. It’s a real nice sauntering path. I’m a casual hiker and it’s slow down when I get winded to pace myself so I’d say most anyone could go at least as far as I did, but then again, I only got half way before the trail was completely obscured by snow.

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike to take kids! Easy and beautiful view of the falls! There are some great stopping points for lunch as well (with benches). I hiked with my 18 month old daughter in a carrier and she loved it.
Just be aware there is limited parking and you need a discover pass.

Disclaimer: I did not make it to the top. My garmin clocked the hike at 10.27 miles, but I’m told it may have been off because of all of the switchbacks. It was a brutal hike, with not much to look at. It’s straight uphill in the woods, with no flat area to rest. I had my old lab with me and he did a good job making it up the hills and through the snow (which was a bit icy but standard hiking boots are fine) but once we came to the rocky area he started to struggle. We had about a half mile left to go, but I didn’t feel comfortable taking him the rest of the way. It was pretty heartbreaking because I probably won’t hike this trail again. I wanted to see the view from the top, but the trail itself is quite boring. It’s a workout for sure, but there is really nothing to look at, unlike some other hikes I’ve done where there are lakes or viewpoints to stop at. No wildlife either.

Walked this trail yesterday, it is definitely worth the hike.
we drive a truck and walked from the TA truck stop to hike the trail.
it was worth it.

Decent little trek. Nothing to crazy. epic views of the falls!

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful, lush, and worth the work! The path is a bit washed out and flooded at this time in April, so keep an eye on that. The waterfalls are amazing.

Went last weekend. Good hike. It is difficult. This was my first time doing it. I look forward to doing in the summer time. I would highly recommend taking micro spikes. My dad did it without but it was much more difficult.

1 month ago

Great waterfall, just disappointed that the end of the trail was a gravel road, no grand view at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Still enough snow that I was glad to have sturdy waterproof boots, but other than that I didn't need any special gear. Some areas are slippery where the snow has been packed down and started to ice over.

Nice easy hike. Great for beginners and kids.

Good hike. Great view of Mt. Rainier!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick spot. Crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view but bring spikes for the last 400 meters

Easier way up/down to than the old trail

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is a must-do on a clear day- you can see so many peaks, including Rainier right in your face! We did this on Saturday and hit snow about 2/3 of the way up. While many of the people we saw had microspikes, we didn’t. I would say if you have them, use them, but if you don’t own them (like us) you will be just fine as long as you have trekking poles. We were also able to glissade part of the way down from the top- so fun :)

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