Hiking The Mount Rose Trail

The 15th most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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Northwest of Olympia and Hoodsport near Lake Cushman, the 6.4 mile Mount Rose Trail #814 is nice for day hiking, climbing and wildlife observation. Some views of Lake Cushman, Prospect Ridge, Dow Mountain and Lightning Peak can be seen on the ascent and fantastic views of Bear Gulch, Mt. Ellinor, Mt. Washington, Mt. Pershing and the distant Huckleberry drainage can be seen from the summit. The total elevation gain is from 800 feet to 4300

To reach the trailhead, follow Hwy 101 to Hoodsport. Turn on State Route 119 (Lake Cushman Rd) and travel 9.0 mi to the junction with FS Rd #24. Turn left and drive approx- imately 3.0 mi. to trailhead on the right. NOTE: Limited parking at trailhead.

Overall, Mount Rose Trail is the 15th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Mount Rose Trail including Duckabush Trail, Dry Creek Trail, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail, Jupiter Ridge Trail, Mount Muller Trail and Dungeness Trail - Gold Creek TrailLower Big Quilcene Trail.

Mount Rose Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ONF (360) 877-5254; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Lake Cushman State Park CG; NP Staircase CG; Sunrise Motel, Hoodsport

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hoodsport Inn; Willows Cafe, Hoodsport

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/olympic/

GPS:  47.4963, -123.2695

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  11151

Mount Rose Trail Hiking Map


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