Mount Pilchuck

Granite Falls, Washington 98252

Mount Pilchuck

Mount Pilchuck Professional Review and Guide

"Being a short trail close to Everett, and having panoramic views, helps make Pilchuck one of
the most popular hikes in Washington. From its historic lookout perched a mile above the countryside, scan the horizons from Rainier to Baker, Glacier Peak to the Olympics, Seattle to the San Juan Islands—and every jagged, snowcapped peak lining the Mountain Loop Highway."

Mount Pilchuck Reviews

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Even easier and less crowded when there is still lots of snow on the ground above the forested area. In the summer, you have to concentrate more on putting your feet on stable rocks in the rock slide areas. And it's definitely fun to slide on your butt on the way down. Wear good boots and think about a pair of rain or snow pants if you'd like to keep your butt dry. Count on getting muddy feet. Still quite a few people - at least 25 others on way up or down, but it was Memorial Day Weekend. Pretty hike with nice view when the clouds permit.

Mount Pilchuck Photos

Trail Information

Granite Falls
Nearby City
2,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Best mid-July to November
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie NF, Darrington Ranger District, Darrington, or Verlot Public Service Center (summer weekends)
Local Contacts
Green Trails, Granite Falls WA No. 109
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018