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Colquhoun Peak

Colquhoun Peak

Colquhoun Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 47.12905°N / 121.46127°W

Object Title: Colquhoun Peak

Activities: Hiking

Elevation: 5173 ft / 1577 m


Page By: EastKing

Created/Edited: Jul 6, 2010 / Oct 13, 2013

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The summit area
 This summit is now mostly covered by trees

Colquhoun Peak located three miles south of Kelly Butte is one of many peaks that used to be sites of former lookout tower. When you head to the summit todayb you might find this hard to belive due to the fact that the summit has only partial views and in a couple years it will become completely overgrown with no summit views.

Looking over towards Rainier

Though getting to the trail will require at least a higher clearance vehicle, once at the trailhead the unmarked but easy to follow trail up to the summit is only a half mile with 600 feet of elevation gain. This entire route is a walk up trail and can be done by most hikers in under 45 minutes. I did it 15 minutes and I am very far from being the fastest climber or hiker.

The summit area
 Kelly Butte from the side of Colquhoun Peak

There are views along the path heading up, one of Kelly Butte and another of Sawmill Ridge. Near the summit there is another as well though it was cloudy when I was there to take pictures. This peak is a well worthwhile visit if you are peakbagging in the area.

The summit area
 Sawmill Ridge from Colquhoun Peak

Getting There

From Route 410 in Greenwater: Just south of Greenwater turn east on NAD 70 and stay on it roughly 7.5 east. Stay on the road until you run into NAD 7030 where you want to head north (left) and follow the road as it rises up all the up to a gap where there will be a T way intersection. You want to head make a right onto Route 7060. Roughly a half mile on the road you want to make a right onto a lesser maintain dirt road and take it all the way to the turnaround. The trail though unmarked will be all the way at the end

Red Tape



Though the peak is very easy to summit and most complete this mountain in less than two hours. You can camp either on the summit or the trailhead. Watch out though or ticks here. They are common in this section of the mountain.

External Links

Here is the best websites for conditions on Colquhoun Peak and other mountains in the region


Fog lifting on the mountainThe summit areaThe summit areaHeading down the ridgeThe summit areaThe summit areaLooking over towards Rainier