Gold Mountain Climber's Log

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kevinsa - Jan 18, 2021 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2021

Gold Mountain  Sucess!

Easy cruise to the summit on the electric bike. Roughly six miles to the summit area from a logging road at the north end of Tiger Lake. Route map has been added to the photo gallery. Never saw a single sign indicating ‘No Trespassing’ or ‘Watershed Boundary’. Interestingly, I did not see a single person, despite the fact that the Gold Creek trailhead was filled to overflowing.


huskertriguy - Jan 13, 2019 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2019

Winter Summit  Sucess!

First .6 miles are on trail, the rest on old forest roads. Tagged the western summit on our way up just for kicks.

Beautiful day and sparsely traveled -- only saw a couple mountain bikers on our way up and a young-ish couple heading up on our way down. (He was carrying an open 24-oz can of High Life he was drinking from; gotta admit, never seen that before.)

RT was 7.6 miles, be forewarned it is not the 4 miles indicated on WTA, but it is still an easy walk.


EastKing - May 23, 2017 1:46 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2017

Got on all the knobs  Sucess!

Stood on all of the knobs. Signed the summit log by the stump. Saw no threatening signs while I was there. I was surprised how scenic the clearcuts were.


gimpilator - May 5, 2017 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2017

6 Dumpster Day  Sucess!

Left Edmonds early in the morning and started with Boistfort, Capitol, Larch and Rock Candy, then drove over to Rock Peak 3320' which took 4 hours because of 5 feet of snow, then ended on the true summit of Gold Mountain before taking the ferry back to Edmonds.


Fletch - Apr 28, 2015 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2015

Great Day  Sucess!

Nice weather too!

IBentryn - Oct 29, 2012 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2012

Finally found the right knob.  Sucess!

A lovely northwest walk in the rain. :)

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Jun 9, 2011 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2011

Not as big a deal as it's made out to be  Sucess!

Take a bike. 15 minutes on the descent. Dense fog, pouring rain, high wind and snow in places obscured the "views". Directions are easy- park at the gate, ascend up and towards the left, at the second right (the first one dead ends shortly), ascend steeply uphill, left at the "T", from here stay on the main road, taking a sharp right at the multiple way intersection. Continue just beyond the first tower, at the "Y", take a right, follow the main road nearly to the end. Between the last two towers, see an obvious highpoint; gain this by following a short, sometimes obvious old trail.


Dundeel - Jan 15, 2011 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2004

Going for the Gold  Sucess!

Second try. First time I went to the wrong bump. The correct one is a rocky bump with no antennas. WA Cohp 6/39


Redwic - Nov 4, 2010 10:38 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

Accessed Without Issues  Sucess!

I had spoken several times with the head of City of Bremerton's Water Resources Division, who said hiking and biking access was permitted along the summit road and at the summit only. He also said that hikers and mountain bikers regularly go to the summit along the route. He granted me permission, as well. However, he said that permission could not be provided in print. With the "closed" watershed and communications facilities immediately along the route, it must be too taboo to provide written permission. I was given the impression that the city does not want to officially advertise that access along the standard summit route is permitted, as the very low number of people attempting to reach the summit is still manageable and the city does not want to completely close public access unless it has to.

I took the first ferry over from Edmonds, pre-dawn, and did a hike to the summit shortly after sunrise. Rather than summiting neighboring Green Mountain, I opted to return home. Then, with no other plans for the weekend, I made an impromptu decision to leave on a weekend highpointing trip to get most of the Eastern Washington CoHPs with potential access issues out of the way: Douglas, Grant, Adams, Lincoln, Whitman, Franklin, Walla Walla... I already had information on all of them and permission granted by the Franklin CoHP landowner. Those CoHPs brought my WA CoHP total to 13, or exactly 1/3 of them all.


ericnoel - Apr 26, 2010 12:21 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007

Gold  Sucess!

I did this during a time of low snow and in fact I would have used crampons on this 1700 foot behemoth if I'd known I should have been carrying them. Snow matted down by rain then with a dry refreeze on top made for some crusty icy death cookies conditions all on this short highpoint.


Dean - Apr 25, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2003

Minnard Road  Sucess!

A fellow cohp'er (Bill Jacobs) who lived on nearby Fox Island at the time treated me to the mountain as he made his third visit to the summit. I don't remember any watershed postings and we parked outside a gate. Round trip was 8 miles with 1200-1300' of elevation gain (according to my notes) We went to both the eastern and western towers as well as the highpoint.

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