Arch Rock

This easy to moderate trail is 12 miles round trip with an elevation gain of just 500 ft but taking you to 5,200 ft at its highest point. Enjoy rolling hills, old forests and rock bluffs along this section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.

on the trail

At the end of Forest Road 70, follow an old wagon road from days gone by to a logging road that will lead you to a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. Turn right and enjoy a fairly flat stroll for a few miles while taking in occasional old growth forest. The trail then descends on switchback to Rods Gap, a forested saddle, where views of rolling hills are before you. Begin a climb beyond the gap where clearings along the ridge present views of the nearby peaks of Ravens Roost and Arch Rock. Your six mile journey brings you to an open slope below Arch Rock.


  • Out-of-Print Book Reference: Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region, 1st ed by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books, 2007).

FOr leaders

Permit information

As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • 5,200 ft
  • Green Trails Lester No. 239
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