Bearhead Mountain via Carbon Trail

1 review #92 hike out of 988 in
2.8 mi
1 hrs 10 min
1,653 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail to Bearhead Mountain in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

This trail goes by Twin Lake.

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    3 years, 5 months ago
    I've wanted to do Bearhead Summit for a while due to the alleged amazing view relative to the amount of work required to get to the top. Overall the trail is a decent climb but nothing crazy, a good workout if anything since it's fairly short. I was up in about an hour and a half and down in just over an hour. Gaia had me at 6.39 miles and 1661 ft gain. Unfortunately it was a very foggy, cloudy day. Summit Lake was barely visible at the T, and a literal white out with fog and clouds at the summit. Although the clouds did try to give way a couple times, but no where near enough to see any part of Rainier. Thankfully the temperature was pleasent and the wind non-existent. As others have said, there are a few downed trees but they aren't too difficult to pass. Trail was 100% snow free although there were some patches up top off the trail that my dog would have liked to rub his face in/dig in. There is ample parkig but there were a good number of cars in the lot at the Summit Lake Trailhead of all varieties when I arrived just before 9. That was to my suprise because I found the road to be fairly rough, but passable in most vehicles if driven slowly/carefully enough (more rocks than potholes, but definitely some tough spots if you are in a sedan or compact).  I was in a high clearance vehicle so it was no problem. I'll likely be back when I know it's clear because I know the view at the top is awesome.
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