20904 Highway 410 , Bonney Lake, WA
Here's another former lookout site from which we can experience phenomenal views. The panoramic views spread out in 360 degrees, with Mount Rainier's northeastern flank dominating the scenery along with the stunning spires of the Norse Peak Wilderness.
It's possible to encounter elk as well as hawks/eagles while on this trail and with huckleberries covering the hillsides fall colors could be a highlight.
• Distance: 8.0 miles
• Elevation gain: 3100 ft
• Difficulty: Moderately difficult - steady steep climb
• Hiking speed - moderate to fast
• High Point: 6595 ft
• Parking Pass Required: National Park Pass or $15 per vehicle entrance fee
• Dog Friendly: No
Bring a daypack with extra food, water, and of course the rest of the ten essentials including bug spray, sunscreen/hat, and clothing layers. Weather is particularly unpredictable in the mountains this time of year so plan ahead for all kinds of weather. Please bring $10 for drivers to help with gas as well as money for park entrance fee if needed.
This is a weather permitting event. Rainy forecast will cancel this event.
Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of trail and weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe.
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