Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Mt. McDonald

Updated: April 28, 2017

Hike near Kent, Mt. McDonald or on some maps Point McDonald. The last 200 feet have hardpacked snow but that should melt out soon.

View of Olympic Mountains  from the top
View of the Olympic Mountains from the top
View of Mt. Rainier on spur Road just below the summit

Road walk
Coltsfoot @ Tony Long

Driving directions: From junction of Highway 18 and and Highway 169 take Highway 169 (Maple valley Highway) south 2.7 miles to Kent-Kangley Road and turn left (east). Then go 6.7 miles on this road. Then park on right next to Blue DNR gated road (do not block gate) and park here. Sign will say: SE Kent-Kangley Road and 346th SE.

Trail stats: 4.1 3 miles one way elevation gain is about 2500 feet and top is at 3300 feet. Follow main road to the top.
Park car near here

Park near this gate this is where you start

We took the area marked "gate" the north most entrance and hiked to "radio tower."
Directions are the best estimates that we have so please bring map and compass and or GPS.

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