Mount Pilchuck

Granite Falls, Washington

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Being a short trail close to Everett, and having panoramic views, helps make Pilchuck one of the most popular hikes in Washington. From its historic lookout perched a mile above the countryside, scan the horizons from Rainier to Baker, Glacier Peak to the Olympics, Seattle to the San Juan Islands—and every jagged, snowcapped peak lining the Mountain Loop Highway.
100 Classic Hikes Washington

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100 Classic Hikes Washington

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Being a short trail close to Everett, and having panoramic views, helps make Pilchuck one of
the most popular hikes in Washington. From its historic lookout perched a mile above the countryside, scan the horizons from Rainier to Baker, Glacier Peak to the Olympics, Seattle to the San Juan Islands—and every jagged, snowcapped peak lining the Mountain Loop Highway.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Best mid-July to November
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie NF, Darrington Ranger District, Darrington, or Verlot Public Service Center (summer weekends)
Local Maps: Green Trails, Granite Falls WA No. 109
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Pilchuck

Recent Trail Reviews

5/25/2003
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Even easier and less crowded when there is still lots of snow on the ground above the forested area. In the summer, you have to concentrate more on putting your feet on stable rocks in the rock slide areas. And it's definitely fun to slide on your butt on the way down. Wear good boots and think about a pair of rain or snow pants if you'd like to keep your butt dry. Count on getting muddy feet. Still quite a few people - at least 25 others on way up or down, but it was Memorial Day Weekend. Pretty hike with nice view when the clouds permit.



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