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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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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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Jan 25, 2019
Mackenzie Fruge
Jan 25, 2019
Kenna Dreier
Oct 6, 2018
Joey Altchech
Sep 19, 2018
Steve Latimer
Damn hard and steep. 1.6mi
Aug 16, 2018
Kyle Watson
Aug 8, 2018
Cory Lewis
Straight up — 3h 00m
Jul 9, 2018
Malcolm Mikkelsen
Old up, new down. Quite the challenge.
Jul 7, 2018
Brayden Wuebbel
2.5 hours to the top 5mi

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