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Mailbox Peak Trail

 4.5 (32)

Length


9.7 Miles 15.5 Kilometers


3,848' 1,173 m

Ascent

-3,848' -1,173 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

66%

Max Grade (33°)

4,614' 1,406 m

High

841' 256 m

Low

Shared By jma222 Allen

Conditions


All Clear 45 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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An infamous (easier) hike with a mailbox (maintained by volunteers) at the top!

jma222 Allen

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This trail is an easier route up to see the infamous Mailbox at the top of a peak. The old trail, now known as Mailbox Peak Primitive Trail, is still there, it's just a lot more difficult than this newly-constructed trail.

Need to Know

With the new trail also came parking for 60 and bathrooms at the trailhead.

Discover Pass required.

Description

The lower part of the trail contains a couple of bridges and small creek crossings, followed by several miles of switchbacks (nearly doubling the length of the OLD trail), containing a few more creeks to cross - waterproof footwear suggested. The last half-mile meets with the OLD trail to take you up the last steep ascent to the Mailbox.

From the top are great views of the nearby Granite and Bandera Mountains. As with most peak hikes in this area, the view of Rainier is captivating.

Be sure to take a look in the Mailbox as visitors leave all sorts of messages and surprises!

History & Background

The OLD trail up Mailbox was a rite of passage in many ways, is still frequently used to train for mountaineering ascents. However, after numerous injuries, and rescues, and increased erosion, DNR invested in creating a more gentle trail to the infamous Mailbox.

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Sep 19, 2018
Steve Latimer
LONG hike back down new trail. 4.7mi
Aug 18, 2018
Virginia Gulett
11.2mi
Aug 11, 2018
marcelo garrone
w/Raoel
Aug 4, 2018
Uyen M
Jul 20, 2018
Sasha Conley
Hard hike. Not. 9.7 miles. 12mi
Jul 14, 2018
Andrew Davis
Jul 7, 2018
Sergey Tigayev
Jul 7, 2018
Malcolm Mikkelsen
Did Old up and new down. Quite the challenge.

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  4.5 from 32 votes

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in Washington

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