Mailbox Peak

North Bend, Washington

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Wimpy hikers, turn the page. This trail offers nothing for you but pain and heartbreak. If you think you’ve got the goods to scramble up more than 1000 feet per mile, read on. Mailbox Peak brings a serious burn to the thighs of even the best-conditioned athletes, but the rewards make it all worthwhile. From the top of this jutting lump of rock, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the lower Snoqualmie River valleys. The entire Issaquah Alps range sprawls at your feet, with the rocky-topped Mount Si directly across the Middle Fork Valley and the sheer wall of Rattlesnake Ledge just across the South Fork Valley. After soaking in the views, pull the summit register out and leave your signature—you’ll find the tattered pages of a notebook in an old metal mailbox wedged above the summit rocks.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Wimpy hikers, turn the page. This trail offers nothing for you but pain and heartbreak. If you think you’ve got the goods to scramble up more than 1000 feet per mile, read on. Mailbox Peak brings a serious burn to the thighs of even the best-conditioned athletes, but the rewards make it all worthwhile.

From the top of this jutting lump of rock, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the lower Snoqualmie River valleys. The entire Issaquah Alps range sprawls at your feet, with the rocky-topped Mount Si directly across the Middle Fork Valley and the sheer wall of Rattlesnake Ledge just across the South Fork Valley. After soaking in the views, pull the summit register out and leave your signature—you’ll find the tattered pages of a notebook in an old metal mailbox wedged above the summit rocks.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 4,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Best Times: May-Nov
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend office
Local Maps: Green Trails Bandera No. 206 and Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
Driving Directions: Directions to Mailbox Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

3/12/2018
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5/17/2009
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The lower part of the trail is dry and in great condition. The trail starts to get a little muddy around 3500 feet and then there is some snow off and on from 4000 feet to the summit, but most of it can be avoided by hiking on the rocks. This hike is steep, but you get up and out of the trees fast because of it for some amazing views of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding mountains.



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