Road 6335 Mineral City and Poodle Dog Pass

Index, Washington 98256

Road 6335 Mineral City and Poodle Dog Pass

Road 6335: Mineral City and Poodle Dog Pass Professional Review and Guide

"Walk a road, gated by a perpetual rockslide, to the site of once-prosperous Mineral City, which boasted of two hotels. Go on to views, following a rugged, mostly abandoned trail to Poodle Dog Pass.

If the pass is your destination, there is a much easier trail by way of the Monte Cristo road. Note: The rockslide may have moved again and could be dangerous. Also, all the bridges are rotting and could collapse. Take this hike at your own risk."

Road 6335: Mineral City and Poodle Dog Pass Reviews

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Rock slides and washouts abound on this trail that is sure to test your courage. Based on the information provided in the trail guide I made this hike over the labor day weekend with my two sons (6yo and 10y/o) and our bikes. The info in the trail guide though was terrably out of date. We carried the bikes accross some large perpetual land slide that were much to steep and rocky to attempt to ride accross only to find we needed to leave them behind anyway. When we reached a section of washed out road that was so steep and deep that it could only be traversed by descending on a rope left behind by other hikers or on a very sturdy makeshift ladder we gave up hope of using the bikes and continued on without them. Our courage though was rewarded with some wonderful pictures of the beautiful blue watrers of Silver Creek that runs below the trail as well as some great shots of my boys OUTSIDE of the several mine shafts along the way. The trail is not frequently used so you won't see alot of other hikers and in some places the over growth makes it hard to follow. This is a beautiful hike that I would recomend taking but bring your courage and sense of adventure and leave the bikes and the kids under 13.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,950 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best spring to fall
1,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,350 feet
Top Elevation
Skykomish Ranger District, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails #143 Monte Cristo; Skykomish Ranger District
Local Maps

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Jul 2018