Bare Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in King County, Washington. It is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 2,112 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,021 feet. The trail ends near Bare Mountain (elevation 5,210 feet).
Bare Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Covering almost 400,000 acres between Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness attracts some 150,000 visitors each year. On a typical summer weekend when the hordes are camped at the Enchantment Lakes, Bare Mountain presents a great alternate escape. Tucked into a little-used corner of the wilderness area, this former fire-lookout site provides great high Cascade views, including three glaciated volcanoes."
--Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Any time you can hike to the site of an old fire-watch station, you know you’ll have grand views—after all, those fire spotters needed a 360-degree panorama to be effective.Bare Mountain stands as one of those old fire-tower sites and, nestled in the westernmost part of the Cascades, this trail offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a wild-country hike with views of the Puget Sound lowlands."
--Dan A. Nelson, Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books).
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