This is a three mile hike to the fire lookout at the summit of Mount Pilchuck. At the top you will find incredible panoramic views of the Cascades, Olympics and Puget sound.
We will meet under the overpass at East gate park and ride at 7.30 am
Distance: 6 miles rt.
Elevation gain: 2200ft.
It is about 60 miles from the park and ride to Mount Pilchuck. After reaching the Verlot Forest Service Ranger Station, travel one more mile East on the Mountain Loop Highway and turn right (south) onto Forest Service Road 42. Continue 6.9 miles to the trailhead.
Please do not wear cotton, jeans or tennis shoes. With that said, for properly equipped hikers, we go rain or shine. Bring some cash to cover the carpool fee. 12 - 15 cents per mile is suggested for riders.
Note: A Forrest Service Pass is required for parking at the trail head.
There will be snow in the trail.
Latest trail report: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-pilchuck