Hugo Peak

A short, all-season hike of 5 miles round trip and 880 feet elevation gain through varied vegetation in the University of Washington's Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest. There are benches and a nice view of the Ohop Valley at the lunch spot on the summit.

getting there

The entrance and gatehouse of the Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest in on SR 7 just east of the intersection with SR 161, south of Eatonville. 

on the trail

From the gatehouse, following the Hugo Peak Trail to the summit. Return the way you came or make a loop by returning via the Reservoir Trail.


  • A map is available at the gate house and at
  • There are a variety of trails and roads.  Horses and mountain bikes may use some of the trails and roads. Motorcycles and vehicles can use the main gravel roads.
  • Hunting is allowed away from the campus.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 880 ft
  • 1,790 ft
  • Land Manager: Pack Forest
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • see Land Manager

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Hugo Peak

Day Hiking Trip
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closed May 14
Tacoma Branch
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