Snipes Mountain Trail

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Elevation Gain3,011ft
Trailhead Elevation6,306ft
Elevation Min/Max3769/6306ft
Elevation Start/End6306/6306ft

Snipes Mountain Trail

Snipes Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Yakima County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount Adams Wilderness Area. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 6,306 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,011 feet. This trail connects with the following: Round the Mountain Trail, Bird Meadow Trail and National Forest Development Road 150.

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"In 2009, the Cold Springs Fire badly burned this trail. Then in 2012, the Cascade Creek Fire came by to clean up anything that was missed, leaving black stands of ghost trees high on the hills, but there is still beauty to be found here and things to see.

This trail takes hikers very close to the Aiken Lava Bed, a black field of basalt lava 4.5 miles long and 0.5 mile wide. Up higher, the trail crosses the subalpine scenery of Round the Mountain Trail No. 9 and drops to the scenic Crooked Creek Falls, which is seasonally surrounded by wildflowers. Be sure to bring plenty of water, as the exposed burn zone gets very hot in summer months."

"Located in the eastern part of the Mount Adams Ranger District, this trail is adjacent to the Yakama Indian Reservation. Climbing along an old sheep trail, this route climbs gently through a forest that has seen selective timber harvesting. The logging scars are faint."

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Trail Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Adams Wilderness Area
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District; Yakama Tribe
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Adams No. 367S
Local Maps

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Nov 2018