Busywild Trail

Pierce County, Washington

Elevation Gain1,074ft
Trailhead Elevation2,450ft
Elevation Min/Max2223/2645ft
Elevation Start/End2450/2450ft

Busywild Trail

Busywild Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 2,450 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,074 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mainline Trail and Easywild Trail.

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Snowshoe Routes: Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"This trail climbs steadily but gradually, piercing rich second-growth forests full of wildlife and winter wonders. At the trail’s end, you’ll find views down into the green-gray valley of Busywild Creek. Beyond the creek stretch the long gray hills of the Rainier Timber Company’s tree farms, and to the east lie the old-growth stands of the Glacier View Wilderness abutting Mount Rainier National Park."

Busywild Trail Trip Reports

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This was my first time on snowshoes. We parked at the lower Sno-Park and walked to the upper Sno-Park (1 mile) although the road was clear of snow. We put on the snowshoes at the upper Sno-Park and enjoyed the hike but.. The end of the Busywild Overlook road was just a cul-de-sac with no special view. I think there might have been an offshoot from the road that may have provided the promised view but I didn't know where the side trail was. I took my GPS and save the trail as a .gpx track.
12/8 was fairly warm and made for easy snowshoeing. We only saw one other group on the trail. I'm looking forward to doing more hiking in this area.

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Pierce County
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Mount Tahoma Trails Association
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