|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||North Bend|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
This Mount Washington is a modest, mostly forested mountain alongside Interstate 90, approximately 30 miles east of Seattle. It is situated at the absolute front of the Cascade range, east of Rattlesnake Mountain and west of McClellan Butte, on the south side of the South Fork Snoqualmie River valley opposite Mailbox Peak. On the mountain's south footing is Chester Morse Lake which is the water supply for the city of Seattle. On the mountain's north side, (at I-90 Exit 38) are cliffs known as Deception Crags, which offer technical rock climbing opportunites on andesitic volcanic rock. At the west base of Mount Washington lies a relatively young symmetrical volcanic cone known as Cedar Butte. The ascent of Mount Washington is a 9 mile round-trip dayhike on a trail with approximately 3250 feet of elevation gain. The route starts at Exit 38. The summit is known for its nice view. Hikers visiting the popular Twin Falls will find they are in the shadow of Mount Washington.
Refer to "Exit 38 Rock Climbing Guide" by Garth Bruce for information on the various routes.
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.