Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)


Day Hike - Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

We will hike to the summit of Mt. Washington assuming the snow is not too deep. Usually, there is a good trench if it is. If it is icy, we will need microspikes.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,450 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

I'm fine with people meeting at my house around 8:30 if you live near Bothell or meeting at the north end of Kingsgate Park and Ride around 8:45 depending on traffic - usually spaces there or at the trailhead Exit 38 around 9:30 - again estimates = leaving a bit later to avoid rush hour.   We would ideally be geared up and heading up the mountain by 9:45 at the latest.

Please be sure you have microspikes!  It could be icy.  If the snow gets really deep and no trenches (unlikely), we would have to turn back and can finish off the workout with several other nearby options.  I'm optimistic we can make the summit as I've been up there several times at this time of year.

Make sure to have adequate layers - gets cold fast at lunch.  We will stop at Owl Spot for a short break and again as needed with a longer stop at the top - hopefully enjoying the view of Rainier if it is clear.

Extreme storm would cancel this trip.


I'm assuming anyone going on this strenuous trip is in shape and knows about layering, the 10 essentials, good boots, etc.



Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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
  11. Also be sure you have micropikes!  Yaktrax don't cut it in ice.
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