Radio Mountain

An excellent first time backcountry tour and a good alternate destination when avalanche risk is high near Snoqualmie Pass. It's 7 miles round trip with 1,600 feet o elevation gain.

getting there

Take Exit 54 off of I-90 and turn south and then right onto SR 906. Continue northwest on SR 906 to the parking lot at Silver Fir Lodge, Snoqualmie Summit East (aka Hayak) Ski Area.

ski route

This route lies along the Summit Nordic area but uses as section of the blue diamond marked "Nordic Pass" ski route through the forest to avoid the groomed tracks and groomed track fees. The "Radio Mountain" name comes from the high point of the route which is  at a radio facility west looking down to I-90 over cliffs. To the east of the high point are short, but enjoyable clear cut slopes and southeast lies old growth forest for "YoYo" ski runs. Returning to the trailhead can be made by old growth forest runs past Hyak lake.

  • Difficulty: M1 Mountain 1 Ski
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • 4,200 ft
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • Red Marker
    47.400272, -121.406865
    47.4002720911 -121.40686512
  • Red Marker
    47.386791, -121.440205
    47.3867906332 -121.440204978

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