Bunker Hill Trail

Stabler, Washington

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After following the Pacific Crest Trail east for a mile, this trail turns north and climbs steeply for another mile to the top of lonesome Bunker Hill. This peak stands apart from other mountains in the area and therefore offers great unobstructed views in all directions. The Forest Service used to maintain a fire lookout station at the summit, and it’s easy to see why. The views of the Wind River valley and the southern Washington Cascades are fantastic. The summit is a maze of rocky outcroppings, which (while fun to scramble over) are potentially dangerous; they end abruptly at tall cliffs that drop hundreds of feet to jagged rocky slopes. Enjoy the views, but stay away from the edges.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

After following the Pacific Crest Trail east for a mile, this trail turns north and climbs steeply for another mile to the top of lonesome Bunker Hill. This peak stands apart from other mountains in the area and therefore offers great unobstructed views in all directions.

The Forest Service used to maintain a fire lookout station at the summit, and it’s easy to see why. The views of the Wind River valley and the southern Washington Cascades are fantastic. The summit is a maze of rocky outcroppings, which (while fun to scramble over) are potentially dangerous; they end abruptly at tall cliffs that drop hundreds of feet to jagged rocky slopes. Enjoy the views, but stay away from the edges.

© 2007 Dan A. Nelson /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Stabler
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Late May-November
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 2,400 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Mount Adams Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 397 Wind River
Driving Directions: Directions to Bunker Hill Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2009
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An okay hike overall. Since the book was written describing the trail, evergreens now block 97% of the views. Hence, this a good trail for just getting your heart rate elevated and being in the woods, but not for any scenic value.



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