Mount Aix Trail 982

Goose Prairie, Washington 98929

Mount Aix Trail 982

Mount Aix Trail 982 Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike and scramble to the highest summit in the William O. Douglas Wilderness, where the view is outrageous and mountain goats are abundant.

The Mount Aix Trail leads east from the trailhead through a semi-open forest of lodgepole pine, western white pine, tamarack, and Douglas and true firs. Beneath the trees on the forest floor grows kinnikinnick, and gray jays coast between the trees looking for handouts."

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100 Classic Hikes Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"The hike to this 7766-foot summit, a prominent peak within the rain shadow of Mount Rainier, is challenging—and, oh, so rewarding. Climb relentless switchbacks to a formidable ridge of rock and alpine tundra. Then scramble to the airy old lookout site while watching for mountain goats and beholding sweeping views from the glaciers of Rainier to the sagebrush steppe of the Columbia Plateau." Read more
Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (The Mountaineers Books)
Tami Asars
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"Perhaps it’s called Mount Aix (pronounced “aches”) because of how your body feels after huffing it up here. Crossing the talus fields near the top requires strong, steady legs and might be considered a bit dangerous due to the exposure. Getting to the actual summit of Mount Aix is precarious and might make you woozy if you’re not familiar with alpine scrambles. But oh the views! The good news is, if you aren’t feeling up for the summit, you don’t have to go to the very top to enjoy this hike. Sure, this is the toughest trip in this book, but the scenery from even Nelson Ridge will make you misty and will blow your mind." Read more

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Trail Information

Goose Prairie
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best months: July–September.
USDA Forest Service William O. Douglas and Norse Peak Wilderness or Bumping Lake USGS quad.
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Dec 2018