Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

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1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


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2,834' 864 m

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Descent

3,858' 1,176 m

High

1,024' 312 m

Low

34%

Avg Grade (19°)

142%

Max Grade (55°)

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The ultimate, accessible training hike.

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Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildlife

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The Old Trail of Mailbox Peak is the steepest accessible training from Seattle. The new Mailbox Peak Trail was created by WTA volunteers to account for the increased number of rescues of people getting lost, injured, and increased erosion on this infamous Old Trail.

From the parking lot, pass the white gate and the new trailhead on your left. The old trailhead will be on your left shortly thereafter.

This trail starts steep, has a few seemingly flat areas, but continues up at a pretty steady grade. Follow the white diamonds through a forested section where roots are seemingly the staircase up. The last 1,000ft to the summit is shared with the new Mailbox Peak Trail and you are greeted with a Mailbox full of goodies, and two newly installed plaques. The beautiful views from the top are nice, too...

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Jun 17, 2017
Adam Munson
2.5mi
May 8, 2017
Elise Hendrickson
snow at the very top.
Apr 21, 2017
Ashley Biermann
1.6mi
Aug 21, 2016
Griffin Munzel
Jun 21, 2015
jma222 Allen
Dec 25, 2014
Emily S
Up old trail, down new trail. 7.2mi
Jul 13, 2014
Emily S
5.2mi

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