Mailbox Peak is a great hike, but has a steep trail. It is said to be about 3 miles one way to the summit, and has an elevation gain of about 4,000 feet. This one is accessable more of the year than some of the other peaks in the area.
Getting there from Seattle: From Seattle, drive onto I-90 which goes East, until you get to North Bend. From here there is a road called 468th Avenue Southeast which you exit onto. This road is short, and takes you to South East 140th Street which you take a right to get onto from 468th. As you go down this road, it turns into NFD 5060 road, and it should bring you to a area were there is a turn around/ trailhead looking area, this is the parkinglot.
The hike begins on an old abadoned logging road, and you switch back, and are heading South. As you go along, there is a juntion which you go onto your left which goes up the Mail Box Peak. This part of the hike you switch back back and forth, through steep trail, and be careful when snow is present. Later the switchbacks end, and you start getting into more open areas. After this there is this steep hill you have to hike up, and around the corner after that you can see the summit, and is another steep final part until you reach the summit. At the summit there is a mailbox, and a great view of all the supponding mountains, from Mount Si, to McClellan Butte, to Rainier, to Seattle, and much more!
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Sea-Tac Airport|
|Convenient Center:||North Bend|
Thanks to Josh Lewis for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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