Craggy Peak Trail

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Distance5.6mi
Elevation Gain2,818ft
Trailhead Elevation5,225ft
Top5,325ft
Elevation Min/Max3503/5325ft
Elevation Start/End5225/5225ft

Craggy Peak Trail

Craggy Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 5,225 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,818 feet. This trail connects with the following: Boundary Trail and National Forest Development Road 9327.

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Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
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"Mountain goats roam this pencilshaped pinnacle, the roof of an ancient volcano, in the heart of the Dark Divide. So do motorcycles, thanks to Forest Service management. But although tire tracks have trashed the thin pumice tread, motorcycles are few, especially midweek." Read more
Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Bear with us. This may not be the type of trail most hikers think of when they plan a “wilderness” outing. Yes, this isn’t wilderness. This is a forest that has been heavily impacted by humans, but which still has a wild beauty that is worth the effort to enjoy this long, forest ramble. The thick forest canopy here effectively shuts out most of the potential views from the early part of the trail, but that’s okay. This is a beautiful forest to hike in. The old-growth fir, hemlock, and cedar forest is home to countless species of wildlife. If you want more to look at than forest, you will enjoy the small flower-filled meadows dotting the route. These lush green fields also offer the best long-distance views; the top of Mount Rainier occasionally “peaks” up in the north." Read more
Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"Climb to the semi-open slopes high above Blue Lake, then traverse the alpine country to a junction with the Boundary Trail just south of Craggy Peak. For a short distance the route passes through a forest of large, well-spaced hemlock and Douglas fir. Then you enter an old clear-cut, where huckleberry bushes grow between the small trees. The course parallels Wright Creek as you climb. Notice the pumice that nearly covers the tread in spots; it was once part of Mount St. Helens. The 1980 eruption spread pumice over a wide area. Watch for Roosevelt elk in this open area; you will probably see their tracks on the trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Nearby City
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Parks
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Surrounding Area Headquarters
Local Contacts
Green Trails Lone Butte 365, McCoy Peak 333
Local Maps

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Dec 2018