Beckler East Peak via Beckler Peak Trail
8 reviews Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest #3 hike out of 20 in
1 hrs 32 min
This is a difficult one way trail to Beckler East Peak in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
This trail goes by Beckler Middle Peak.
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For November this was an amazingly beautiful clear day. We hit intermittent snow at about 2.5 miles in and by 2.8 miles the trail stayed under snow cover except for some small patches where the sun was shining through and along with traffic, melting it away. The first mile was easy, the second a bit harder and the third one was where you got a good work out. But the views at the top were amazing. Note: Toilet at trailhead was locked. If you use the local trees/bushes, please pack out your toilet paper.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beckler Peak (5/27/19, 9:02:34AM)
Hike a re-built trail adjacent to the Wild Sky Wilderness. The Beckler Peak trail opened in September of 2011, and with it, the Jennifer Dunn trailhead. The trail takes you through an old-growth forest to summit views of Glacier Peak, Baring, Index, the Monte Cristo Range, and Evergreen Mountain. It's easy to get to and provides great rewards for your effort. The trail has a gentle grade, it is well built, and suitable for kids. Be sure to take water with you, because there is no reliable water along the trail. The first 0.8 miles of the trail is on a decommissioned logging road featuring a moderate grade. WTA worked here to turning the road into a trail that contours the slope, but it will take the vegetation some time to recover. The road-turned-trail pops out at an old logging landing that offers nice, open views. From here on, you're on honest-to-goodness trail as it dives into old-growth forest. Silver fir, Douglas-fir, mountain hemlock, western red cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar and near the top, noble fir. Several switchbacks take you higher and higher. Reach a pretty, open ridge, full of alpine blueberry shrubs. You then enter rocky outcroppings of brilliant, sparkling white granite. Nice rock steps guide you up further. Soon you're on the summit. Nowhere in this area can you get views like this as easily as you've made it here. Washington's newest wilderness area--the Wild Sky--is laid out in front of you, and above it, views for miles! Glacier Peak, Evergreen Mountain and the Monte Cristo range are to the north and Mounts Baring and Index to the west. Mounts Daniel and Hinman with their broad glaciers as well as the striking Summit Chief, Chimney Rock and other jagged peaks are proudly displayed.
Beckler Peak (8/4/19, 9:08:04AM)
Beckler Peak with Lamont. Challenging hike with great views from the top. Not a crowded hike