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    Packwood, Washington

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    Salem, OR
    Pathfinder | 110 pts
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    7/23/2011
    What a fantastic hike destination! After a 9 miles USFS road trk to the trail head it is 1-1/2 miles and 1500 feet of elevation gain sans switchbacks, so prepare for a good hamstring workout. The final 200 yards, as the guide suggests, is a solid rock scramble to the top. There are, however, no longer any guard rails or cables on the slope, so it is truly a scramble to the top. Once you get there the views are AMAZING. I was lucky to go on a crystal clear day and could see every peak from Mt. Baker in the north all the way to Mt. Hood to the south. With the incredible amount of snowpack this year there were several snow traverses to navigate and the trail got lost a few times under the snow. Also, once at the top, it is 2000 feet straight down to Cora lake, so keep kids and dogs away from the ledge.
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    Tacoma, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/6/2009
    I have been going up this trail since my dad had to carry me half the way and now I enjoy taking anyone who is willing to go up. Pretty steep trail but not long at all. And when you get to the top one word "WOW". Views of all the high peaks, and valleys.
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    Renton, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/1/2009
    This was a great hike! My brother and I did it to get back into shape. It's a pretty steep hike, but once you get to the top, it is completely worth it. My brother is afraid of heights, so he had some problems with it, but we still had a lot of fun. It's a great place for photographers to get amazing landscape shots. I highly reccomend this hike!
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    Fircrest, WA
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    9/1/2008
    Nice views. If you take your children be watchful when your on top. Check out the pictures to see the shear size of the cliff.
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    Coal Creek, WA
    Pathfinder | 142 pts
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    8/3/2008
    Beautiful views of Mount Rainier.
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    Trail Information

    Packwood
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    3.2
    Distance
    1,400 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    Best late July–Oct
    Season
    Mountain Biking
    Additional Use
    Views
    Features
    Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Randle No. 301
    Local Maps

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