Hiking The Marble Mountain

The 40th most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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Southeast of Seattle, the hike up and back Marble Mountain is a nine mile roundtrip with 1,500 feet of climbing. The summit offers vistas of St Helens, Mt Adams and Mt Jefferson. Along the way, keep an eye out for mountain lion and grouse. Marble Mountain, a dormant volcano, is 4,111 feet.

The trailhead is located just south of Mt St Helens. To reach the trailhead from US5, use Exit 21. Follow SR503E through Cougar to FS83. Follow FS83 to the trailhead.

Overall, Marble Mountain is the 40th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Marble Mountain including Juniper Peak Trail, Monitor Ridge Trail, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Lewis River Trail, Blue Lake Ridge Trail and Valley TrailSiouxon Trail.


Local Contact(s):  GPNF (360) 891-5000; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Lewis River CG

Luxury Loding:  Trout Lake Country Inn

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bonnie's Cafe in Trout Lake

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

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  15391


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