Mount Pilchuck State Park

Granite Falls, Washington

3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
3 out of 5
Though the only man-made structure here is the summit lookout, Mount Pilchuck could not be any better designed even if it had been specifically planned and constructed by hand. When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, no other peak offers such great rewards for so little effort. This landmark hike should not be missed.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

DESCRIPTION FROM:

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)

Though the only man-made structure here is the summit lookout, Mount Pilchuck could
not be any better designed even if it had been specifically planned and constructed by
hand. When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, no other peak offers such great rewards for so little effort. This landmark hike should not be missed.

© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Season: Hikable summer–fall (road remains snowed-in during spring)
Trailhead Elevation: 3,100 feet
Top Elevation: 5,200 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 360-793-0420; parks.state.wa.us/548/Mount-Pilchuck
Local Maps: Green Trails: Granite Falls 109; USGS Verlot
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Pilchuck State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/12/2012
0

pretty straight forward trail until the ridge line where you can choose a boulder scramble or hunting for the trail in scattered snow pack. but well worth the extra effort for the beautiful 360 view the tower lends


7/22/2012
0

Road open to Trailhead. Multiple snow fields on way to summit, suggest minimum of pointed hiking poles to ease the snow passage.


2/7/2010
0

Forest Road closes 1.5 miles before trail head. Good hike, nice trails, a bit wet, but its winter.



Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

Apr 2018