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Seattle Trails

Seattle: Mount Pilchuck

Climb up 2,200 feet to breathtaking views of Washington's most prominent mountain ranges--the Olympics and Cascades--on this 4.8-mile out-and-back.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.7

Waypoints

MPT001

Location: 48.0705261230469, -121.814392089844

Head S from trailhead

MPT002

Location: 48.0650978088379, -121.81640625

Dramatic views of surrounding mountains

MPT003

Location: 48.0597190856934, -121.813163757324

Trail moves up talus field

MPT004

Location: 48.0624389648438, -121.80989074707

Take photos at another jaw-dropping viewpoint

MPT005

Location: 48.0622520446777, -121.808525085449

Good rest spot @ Rotary Creek; rock staircase ahead

MPT006

Location: 48.0628204345703, -121.805854797363

Forest thins into alpine ecosystem

MPT007

Location: 48.0629539489746, -121.804908752441

Spectacular alpine views; excellent lunch spot

MPT008

Location: 48.0619010925293, -121.805122375488

Top of old ski lift

MPT009

Location: 48.0580215454102, -121.803077697754

Steep switchbacks begin

MPT010

Location: 48.0579376220703, -121.797805786133

Slabs of rock tilt skyward on the 5,340-ft. summit; scramble up to the well-maintained fire lookout for views of the Olympic and Cascade Mtns.