Challenging yet doable

A great way first mountain summit. In the summer it doesn't require technical gear and is doable for most people with the proper training. We climbed at night to enjoy a sunrise on the mountain and it was well worth it! Great way to avoid the crowd and heat.

Elizabeth C

over 2 years ago

Hard but worth it

We went the Friday before Memorial Day and the flowers were amazing. Peak time for this cold, wet year, but on a normal year you'll probably want to go before Memorial Day. The parking lot was full so we parked a half mile east in a pull out of SR14. Make sure to bring lunch to enjoy at the top.

From Elk Creek TH

I did a short section from Elk Creek TH to the Dog Creek crossing. Pros: I had the trail to myself. Con: You can hear the freeway noise for most of the trail.