This trailhead is near North Bend Washington. It is a logging road walk that takes you up to saddle at about 4100 feet. This offers great views. If you want to go to the summit that is another 1.2 miles or so and another 1100' and you need to access any possible avalanche issues. Snowshoes are needed at about 3000'.
|View from the top of Olympics @ Gerrit Saylor|
|View from the top George and Mt Rainier @ Gerrit Saylor|
|Lower part trail lots of moss @ Michael Fagin|
|Waterfalls on the way up|
|View of Russian Buttes at the saddle @ Michael Fagin|
Trail Stats: About 3000 foot gain high point is 4100 feet. About 10 miles roundtrip. Start on logging road and walk about a mile and then turn right on logging road, going left takes you on an old hiking trail which you do not want. Basically continue to follow logging road and follow it uphill until you reach saddle at about 4100 feet. Do not go to the summit, safe that for the summer. Saddle at Location GPS way points
Latitude: 47.545972º N
Longitude: 121.618268º W
Altitude: 4,077 ft
Thanks George for GPS waypoints.
Please bring map and compass and or GPS as these directions are just estimates.
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