Mount Pugh Trail

Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, Washington

Elevation Gain6,120ft
Trailhead Elevation1,937ft
Elevation Min/Max1937/7164ft
Elevation Start/End1937/1937ft

Mount Pugh Trail

Mount Pugh Trail is a hiking trail in Snohomish County, Washington. It is within Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 1,937 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,120 feet. The Mount Pugh Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The Stujack Pass saddle can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Mount Pugh (elevation 7,188 feet).

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Day Hiking: North Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"The view from Pugh seems too good to be true! The Olympics, Three Fingers, Baker, Shuksan, Rainier, Stuart, the Monte Cristo massif, and nearly every peak ringing the Mountain Loop Highway are in full view from this cloud-piercing peak. Rising over 7000 feet, this lofty summit provides one of the best alpine showings in all of western Washington. And even with its crowded field of summit stars, Glacier Peak dominating the eastern horizon steals the show. Snowy, showy Sloan Peak makes a stellar appearance as well."

Mount Pugh Trail Trip Reports

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This was a great trail for a work out. It was socked in so we didn't go all the way to the top but went up to the clearing. I plan to do it again on a clear day to see the views.
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I've hiked several peaks in northwest Washington and mt. pugh has the best view by far. The entire hike is really spectacular and is the perfect length and difficulty. It's a challenge, but not doesn't take an entire day. It's fun to scramble near the top and the moderate exposure to danger ups the fun level a few notches. Superb.

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Trail Information

Glacier Peak Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Glacier Peak Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District, or Verlot Public Service Center
Local Contacts
USGS White Chuck Mountain; Green Trails # 111 (Sloan Peak)
Local Maps

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