Mount Pilchuck Climber's Log

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Damour - Dec 11, 2019 10:47 pm

Pilchuck  Sucess!

I've been up this little gem 2 or 3 times, though not sure about the dates. Always a fun one. Next time, I'll have to check it out in winter.


cascadescrambler - Sep 4, 2019 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1974

Many times  Sucess!

My favorite route is Pinnacle Lake - Bathtub Lakes for alpine charm


rtgomez90 - Jul 30, 2019 1:55 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2019

cruiser  Sucess!

4:50 c2c


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2018

Great backyard climb  Sucess!

Great climb to catch early and watch the sunrise from the top. Buddy and I took our boys up here a couple times - great climb for kids that are getting into hiking.


LoganScamfer - Jan 21, 2019 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2019

Mt. Pilchuck Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Great short and sweet hike up to Pilchuck with amazing sunset views. - Jul 3, 2018 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017

Super great hike  Sucess!

Great mid-season hike up Pilchick. Snow began midway of the traverse past the initial talus field. The trail was decent to follow, and eventually, we just ended going straight up, kick stepping in. Microspikes were handy. Very beautiful in the snow. Want to do this in winter, but this past season the gate was closed and I don't want to hike the additional 8 miles.

Hiked also on 08-15-2013


Peaker - Oct 31, 2017 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2017

Crowded but Nice  Sucess!

Quick hike up the crowded trail. Nice views, felt like summer on top.


Redwic - Sep 17, 2017 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2017

Repeat Ascent  Sucess!

A couple of co-workers had heard that I like hiking, so they asked if I wanted to join them for a summit hike of Mount Pilchuck. I tend not to repeat summit trips but I had not visited the peak in 17+ years so I made an exception. Great views from the summit, with a nice sunset to watch, and wildfires could be seen in the distance. Nice peak.


seano - Aug 17, 2017 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2017

Ran it  Sucess!

Quick afternoon run on a day when clouds blocked most of the views. The trail was rougher than I expected. There is an interesting history exhibit in the lookout cabin.


ZakG - Apr 25, 2017 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1983

My First Summit  Sucess!

All I brought was a pocket knife. Over the years I learned to bring useful things like water.


JLuthanen - Aug 28, 2016 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016

Quick summit  Sucess!

1.5hrs up and a little less down - socked up at the top and very breezy, no views : / Trail involved picking your way around rocky features and lots of people


chandlerhaberlack - Jul 29, 2016 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2015

pilcuck  Sucess!

walk up, walk down


huskertriguy - Jun 28, 2016 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

Worth it!  Sucess!

Many training hikes on this mountain in preparation for Rainier, most of them up the road and only as far as the trailhead.

It was fun to finally take a day and just have a leisurely hike to the summit.

Lots of people up there hiking for a Monday.

Beautiful day & great views, will probably bring visitors here.

2 hours up, 1.5 hours down (yup, I was pretty slow).

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jun 10, 2016 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

Clouds? Clouds.   Sucess!

My sister and I decided to do this trip partially because she didn't have a place to stay in Seattle for the night, and partially in hopes that the weather forecast was completely wrong about all the clouds and rain. It wasn't. Left the trailhead at 6PM (yeah, we got a late start), and reached the lookout at around 7:45. Encountered snow on the last third of the trail; we had ice axes, but poles would have definitely been good enough. We shared the lookout with four others that night; a young Canadian couple and two high school girls. Made some interesting food for dinner; Alfredo really does taste better when you make it with milk. Hiked/glissaded down on Sunday morning without a hitch. Didn't get much of a view for any of the trip, but still had a good time nonetheless.


huskertriguy - May 12, 2016 2:30 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2016

Remember Your Boots!

It was such a beautiful day that a late-day hike was difficult to resist. Got to the trailhead and realized I'd left my boots at home. Made it about 2 miles up the trail but even with my trekking poles and ice axe, the sneakers were just too much of a challenge on the slushy snow.

Turned around. Another day.


JoelSkok - Aug 16, 2015 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

Extroirdinary views  Sucess!

Exceptionally clear and bright day. Saw three golden eagles wheeling about not far above us on the summit. hiked up with Bill, Jesse and Hannah


BooRadley - Jul 26, 2015 12:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015

Foggy day  Sucess!

Foggy, cloudy ascent. Clouds cleared on the way down - great views through the clouds!

jaredkrauss - Jul 14, 2015 11:27 pm

First WA Summit  Sucess!

Friend took us up when there was still a good amount of snow, such that he was able to teach us how to glissade. That was fun.

It was empty in the lookout, and there was a group of kids on the side of the mountain having fun sliding down the well worn glissade paths.


dandrew - Jul 7, 2015 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

Hot Saturday  Sucess!

Hiked with my father in law while visiting him from New Mexico. Very warm day. Lots of people. Fun hike. 3 hours roundtrip.


alpineskyline - Jun 1, 2015 12:46 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

pilchuck party  Sucess!

Hiked up and camped in the lookout couple other groups up there we passed the whiskey around and had a mountain top party!

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