Reaching the top requires a hardy walk, but the views starts well before the 5,952-foot summit. Once you clear the trees, you’ll be able to look over Hood Canal and Lake Cushman to see Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams.
Keep going higher, and Mount Baker and Glacier Peak come into view. Then, once you reach the saddle below Mount Ellinor, the Olympics are added to the mix.
It’s easy to see why this hike is one of the most popular in the Olympics.
The hike is a pretty standard uphill walk with a few switchback until it gets above the trees. The final mile to the top is the most challenging part.
Craig Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org