Tongue Mountain Summit

Morton, Washington

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Climb the short but steep trail to the summit of Tongue Mountain, high above the Cispus River. A small grove of short lodgepole pines grow on the summit, providing shelter for a dry campsite. Beargrass and lupine sprout between the trees and huckleberry bushes. On the rocky outcrops, sedum and kinnikinnick grow from the cracks. A small herd of mountain goats inhabits Tongue Mountain. If you are here in mid- to late summer, you may find their hair sticking to the tree limbs. Mountain goats as well as deer and elk really like to eat the flowers off the tops of the beargrass. Usually there is fairly good cell-phone service from the summit.
Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country

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Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Climb the short but steep trail to the summit of Tongue Mountain, high above the Cispus River. A small grove of short lodgepole pines grow on the summit, providing shelter for a dry campsite. Beargrass and lupine sprout between the trees and huckleberry bushes. On the rocky outcrops, sedum and kinnikinnick grow from the cracks.

A small herd of mountain goats inhabits Tongue Mountain. If you are here in mid- to late summer, you may find their hair sticking to the tree limbs. Mountain goats as well as deer and elk really like to eat the flowers off the tops of the beargrass. Usually there is fairly good cell-phone service from the summit.

© 2005 Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Morton
Distance: 3.6
Elevation Gain: 1,211 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Mid-June through mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 3,600 feet
Top Elevation: 4,811 feet
Local Maps: USGS Tower Rock
Driving Directions: Directions to Tongue Mountain Summit

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