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Mailbox Peak Trail

 23 votes

Length

9.7 Miles 15.5 Kilometers


Elevation

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

Conditions


Minor Issues 39 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Icy - Make sure you wear your microspikes especially for the last section of the climb to the top. History

Getting forecast...

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

jma222 Allen

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.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife

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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Apr 13, 2018
Galen Collins
Mar 18, 2018
Alfred Cazares
12.1mi
Jan 7, 2018
Abhishek Kumar
Dec 21, 2017
Anna McClenny
Took the old route up and new route down. Went down in the dark, but not slippery. 4.8mi
Dec 12, 2017
Jay Kim
Nov 30, 2017
Jay Kim
Oct 28, 2017
Jordan Hathaway
Oct 16, 2017
Beth Sberna-Neill

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  4.4 from 23 votes

#3

in North Bend

#175

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in North Bend

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in Washington

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