Day Hike - Mailbox Peak


Day Hike - Mailbox Peak

Friday Hike Up the Only Real Way to the Top of Mailbox

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft

8:00 at the Mailbox Peak Trail head.  

This hike qualifies as a course conditioner for Scrambling or Basic.  

This is a no-sh*t difficult hike so please be ready to work hard.  That said, we will not be pushing a fast pace; just steady with minimal breaks.

Take exit 34 from I-90. Head north on 468th Ave SE for approximately half a mile until the intersection with the SE Middle Fork Road. Turn right onto the Middle Fork Road. Follow SE Middle Fork Road 2.2 miles to the stop sign at the junction with SE Dorothy Lake Road. Head left onto SE Middle Fork Road and drive .3 miles. Take the turnoff to the trailhead on the right and continue a short distance to the parking lot.

Discover Pass Required

We're going up the OLD way.  I expect all hikers to show up in wool pants and hobnail boots... 

Okay, I'm going way overboard.  We are going up the old trail.  However, you may wear newfangled clothes if you like; I will be.

Dog friendly hike and my trusty sidekick Tilly will be along.  Other well behaved social dogs are welcome.

We'll be lingering for a cold one in the parking lot when the hike is through if you're inclined.  Purely optional and not part of the Mountaineers portion of the event.


Mailbox Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Poles are very helpful on Mailbox

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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