Mailbox Peak

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Trail Name Mailbox Peak
Trail No. n/a
Nearest City North Bend
State/Region Washington
Country United States
Trail Use Icon Hike 20px.png Icon Dog 20px.png
Type
TH Amenities
Season All Year
Difficulty Rating
5 votes
Distance 6 Miles Round Trip
Elevation Gain 4000 Feet
Low Point Feet
High Point 4841 Feet
Latitude 47.467616
Longitude -121.673146
Trip Reports Mailbox Peak
User Rating
4 votes
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Trail Overview

Looking to get in shape for just about anything? Hike this once or a few times a week. Its the perfect length and climbs all the way. And come on; there is a mailbox at the top! There are amazing views from the top on a clear day.

How to get there

Travel East or West on I-90 to exit 34. Turn north off the exit onto 468th Ave SE. In a half mile you will hit an intersection for SE Middle Fork Rd(SE Lake Dorothy Rd) and turn right(east). Travel on this road for 2.5 miles and you will see a pullout of an old gated road that you can park in front of. Park here and travel beyond the gate on foot and keep your eye open for the trail just past the clear cut on the left(east) side of the road.

Route Description

Roots, rocks and mud. WTA has been out doing alot of work on this trail and it shows!(thanks guys)The trail is easy to follow.

Typical Conditions

The trail is really a mess in the fall and spring with water all over the place, but its such a great place to hike so please don't let that stop you. In the winter there are feet and feet of snow. Snowshoes are needed. Spring and summer are geat times to check this trail out. Huckleberries bloom near the top and are a great snack. Be careful of the large rocky area near the top. Not a good place to explore.

Fees, Permits, etc.

  • Discover Pass required to park at the trail head parking area. You can purchase a day use Discover Pass at the trailhead for $10. A $30 annual pass is available for purchase where hunting and fishing licenses are sold, at park office when staff is available or http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov

After the Hike

The truck stop has a few good places to eat. Inside of the gas station is a BBQ joint that's good.

Miscellaneous Information

11/26/09 The raod to the trail head is fixed. You can now get to the parking area. The road is still being worked on in a few areas so be carefull and go slow. It is a one lane road.

Maps

Switchbacks.com Map

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