Busywild Overlook

Ashford, Washington

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This trail climbs steadily but gradually, piercing rich second-growth forests full of wildlife and winter wonders. At the trail’s end, you’ll find views down into the green-gray valley of Busywild Creek. Beyond the creek stretch the long gray hills of the Rainier Timber Company’s tree farms, and to the east lie the old-growth stands of the Glacier View Wilderness abutting Mount Rainier National Park.
Snowshoe Routes: Washington

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Snowshoe Routes: Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

This trail climbs steadily but gradually, piercing rich second-growth forests
full of wildlife and winter wonders. At the trail’s end, you’ll find views down
into the green-gray valley of Busywild Creek. Beyond the creek stretch
the long gray hills of the Rainier Timber Company’s tree farms, and to
the east lie the old-growth stands of the Glacier View Wilderness abutting
Mount Rainier National Park.

© 2015 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 hours
Season: December through early March
Local Contacts: Mount Tahoma Trails Association
Local Maps: USGS Mount Wow
Driving Directions: Directions to Busywild Overlook

Recent Trail Reviews

12/8/2006
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This was my first time on snowshoes. We parked at the lower Sno-Park and walked to the upper Sno-Park (1 mile) although the road was clear of snow. We put on the snowshoes at the upper Sno-Park and enjoyed the hike but.. The end of the Busywild Overlook road was just a cul-de-sac with no special view. I think there might have been an offshoot from the road that may have provided the promised view but I didn't know where the side trail was. I took my GPS and save the trail as a .gpx track. 12/8 was fairly warm and made for easy snowshoeing. We only saw one other group on the trail. I'm looking forward to doing more hiking in this area.



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