Mailbox Peak


Day Hike - Mailbox Peak

Conditioning hike to meet Olympia’s basic alpine and/or scramble course requirements OR an excuse to get in a butt-kicker before school begins.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • Pace: 1,000 ft/hr

Please make arrangements to be at the beginning of the dirt road (where the gate to the Mailbox Trailhead is just above the upper parking lot) no later than 8:30 A.M.

Leaders plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior and will have a scale for those needing to verify their pack weight for conditioner requirements.

This conditioning hike is intended to help Olympia climbing/scrambling students complete their conditioner requirement. It is also a good excuse to get a strenuous workout in before the school year begins (or begin ski season conditioning for those of us oriented to winter sports). We will maintain a steady pace of at least 1,000 ft/hr with minimal breaks. We plan to ascend the old trail and descend the new trail. Please be aware that the old trail is steep and not maintained.


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

  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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