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black Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

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1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,834' 864 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,858' 1,176 m
Low: 1,024' 312 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 34% (19°)
Max Grade: 142% (55°)

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Trail shared by Jackie Clark

The ultimate accessible training hike.

Jackie Clark

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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Jul 7, 2019
G C
207 up — 2h 07m
Jun 8, 2019
Troy Han
Jun 7, 2019
Troy Han
Jun 2, 2019
Elias Mueggler
May 26, 2019
Jack Gilbert
May 26, 2019
Wes Geisenberger
May 25, 2019
Lal W.
We did the primitive MailBox Trail to the summit. Hardest trail ever! Dropping f-bombs on every rest stops. But worth every step. 4mi — 6h 00m
May 19, 2019
Sisi Alice

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