Bunker Hill

Stevenson, Washington 98648

Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"There’s nothing revolutionary about this Bunker Hill, and you won’t need to battle for it either— it’ll all be yours. Named by two settlers for the famous site in Boston, this little peak stands watch above the Wind River valley and once served as a fire lookout. The tower is long gone and the trees are big, obstructing any viewing. But a little snooping around just below the summit will lead you to some ledges with a nice view south out to the gorge."

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Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"After following the Pacific Crest Trail east for a mile, this trail turns north and climbs steeply for another mile to the top of lonesome Bunker Hill. This peak stands apart from other mountains in the area and therefore offers great unobstructed views in all directions. The Forest Service used to maintain a fire lookout station at the summit, and it’s easy to see why. The views of the Wind River valley and the southern Washington Cascades are fantastic. The summit is a maze of rocky outcroppings, which (while fun to scramble over) are potentially dangerous; they end abruptly at tall cliffs that drop hundreds of feet to jagged rocky slopes. Enjoy the views, but stay away from the edges." Read more
Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"A short hike to a high rock outcrop overlooking the Wind River Valley and then on to a long-abandoned lookout site. The Wind River Valley, Mount Hood, and part of the Columbia Gorge are in view from the viewpoint. If you are here in the early morning or in the evening, watch for Roosevelt elk in the fields far below. There is good cell-phone service from this viewpoint. Past the last switchback the trail continues to climb to the ridgeline of Bunker Hill, where the concrete base blocks that once supported a fire lookout can be found. Dense woods limit the view from the summit, at 2,350 feet above sea level." Read more
Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington (Wilderness Press)
Adrienne Schaefer
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"If you’re like me, spring in the Pacific Northwest can be an antsy time of year. While you patiently wait for the upper-elevation hikes to melt out, consider burning some energy with an early-season leg burner to the top of Bunker Hill. This steady climb gains 1,200 feet in less than 1.5 miles along a series of switchbacks that zigzag their way up the hillside. Views from the top are limited, but the feeling of accomplishment makes it worth the effort." Read more

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8/1/2009
An okay hike overall. Since the book was written describing the trail, evergreens now block 97% of the views. Hence, this a good trail for just getting your heart rate elevated and being in the woods, but not for any scenic value.
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Trail Information

Stevenson
Nearby City
4.4
Distance
120 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Mar-Dec
Season
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails Wind River No. 397
Local Maps