Bear Creek Mountain

White Pass, Washington

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What do you think you’d find on a trail bearing this name? Bears? Possibly, as the bruins prowl all these forests, and the long huckleberry fields are a big draw for black bears. Creeks? A few small ones. Mountain? Yes, a steep-sided mountain. The route climbs from the Tieton Valley through a long, unbroken forest. Indeed, after the first mile, you’ll climb relentlessly, much of the way in dense forests. Be sure to carry plenty of water for you and your dog, as the trail is mostly dry once you start the long ascent. Fortunately, the forest canopy will provide cool shade, but it also blocks your views until you near the top. The payoff for this thighburning, lung-tearing workout? Incredible views from atop one of the highest peaks on the easternmost flank of the Goat Rocks.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

What do you think you’d find on a trail bearing this name? Bears? Possibly, as the bruins prowl all these forests, and the long huckleberry fields are a big draw for black bears. Creeks? A few small ones. Mountain? Yes, a steep-sided mountain. The route climbs from the Tieton Valley through a long, unbroken forest.

Indeed, after the first mile, you’ll climb relentlessly, much of the way in dense forests. Be sure to carry plenty of water for you and your dog, as the trail is mostly dry once you start the long ascent. Fortunately, the forest canopy will provide cool shade, but it also blocks your views until you near the top. The payoff for this thighburning, lung-tearing workout? Incredible views from atop one of the highest peaks on the easternmost flank of the Goat Rocks.

© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: White Pass
Distance: 15
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 9 hours
Season: July through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails White Pass No. 303
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear Creek Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

9/5/2007
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This is an awesome loop which you can do in a day or spend multiple days checking out other spots such as the PCT. There are numerous camping spots everywhere..Lots of people backpacking...



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