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Bearhead Mountain

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Tackle constant elevation gain until the top to reach nice views of Rainier, Baker, and the North Cascades.


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

Out and Back

6,079' 1,853 m

High

4,399' 1,341 m

Low

1,706' 520 m

Up

1,706' 520 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Overview

This nice hike rewards tough scrambling and steep, long uphills with a generous view from the top of Bearhead Mountain. From the summit, be sure to snap photos of Rainier in all its majestic glory, especially when under a light cloud cover.

Need to Know

The road to the trailhead can be a little rough, so take it easy and bring your high-clearance vehicle if you have one.

Description

This moderate hike sports consistent grades the whole way. While there are beautiful views at the top on clear days, you can still get an interesting glimpse of Rainier when it's slightly overcast.

Overall, the trails this hike uses are rocky and have lots of roots. Once you reach the top, you can stay on the ridge of the mountain and hike south for a small extension.

For an easier hike, consider Summit Lake. It shares the first mile of the hike with this one but is less steep.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael El-Jiz

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Almost at the top.
Nov 6, 2017 near Buckley, WA
Midway up the trail.
Nov 3, 2017 near Buckley, WA

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