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Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

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The ultimate accessible training hike.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

4,679' 1,426 m

High

1,031' 314 m

Low

3,656' 1,114 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

33%

Avg Grade (18°)

148%

Max Grade (56°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

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Description

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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Shared By:

Jackie Clark with improvements by Jason Santos and 1 other

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  4.7 from 27 votes

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Photos

Goodies!  At Mailbox Peak.
Jun 22, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
Almost at the top
Jul 14, 2020 near Riverbend, WA
Mailbox Peak summit photo
May 29, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
There "she" is!
Jun 22, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
Infamous Mailbox on a snowy November day.
May 29, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
Cloudy day on Mailbox Peak.
Nov 2, 2016 near Riverbend, WA

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Aug 21, 2022
Sungyeal Kim
old-> new 9.6mi
Aug 13, 2022
Daniel Shapiro
Mar 26, 2022
Adam Axmear
Old up and new down. Packed snow patches near the top and a large snow field down through the main switch backs on new trail. Microspikes were helpful 9mi — 5h 00m
Aug 26, 2021
Madelene Travis
Hiked Mailbox peak going up with the old route and down with the new route. Steep steep steep, but so worth it! 7.8mi
Jul 10, 2020
Max Mu
1h45m one-way up from parking lot to the merging point with new trail. Took another 45 minutes to the summit. 1.6mi — 1h 45m
Jul 5, 2020
G C
1h 43m
Feb 22, 2020
Julien Naegeli
5.4mi
Nov 9, 2019
Jin Woo Choi

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