Mailbox Peak Primitive Trail is a hiking trail in King County, Washington. It is within Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 3,884 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,900 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information board.
Mailbox Peak Primitive Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Once reserved for the elite club of people who knew about it, the climb up Mailbox Peak is now open to anyone willing to pay the price in sweat and muscle to reach the top. In return for their efforts, hikers will be rewarded with a sea of wildflowers in season, 360-degree views of the western Cascades and Mount Rainier.Mailbox Peak was unknown to the general public for a long time, the trail and mountain traditionally unmarked on most maps. With a top elevation of less than 5,000 feet, the summit was easily overlooked by most hikers, who instead headed to several more-famous destinations along the Snoqualmie River Valley."
--Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Wimpy hikers, turn the page. This trail offers nothing for you but pain and heartbreak. If you think you’ve got the goods to scramble up more than 1000 feet per mile, read on. Mailbox Peak brings a serious burn to the thighs of even the best-conditioned athletes, but the rewards make it all worthwhile. From the top of this jutting lump of rock, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the lower Snoqualmie River valleys. The entire Issaquah Alps range sprawls at your feet, with the rocky-topped Mount Si directly across the Middle Fork Valley and the sheer wall of Rattlesnake Ledge just across the South Fork Valley. After soaking in the views, pull the summit register out and leave your signature—you’ll find the tattered pages of a notebook in an old metal mailbox wedged above the summit rocks."
--Dan A. Nelson, Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books).
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