5,340 ft / 1,628 m


2,861 ft / 872 m


95 summits

Top climbing months

July   26%

August   19%

October   11%

Most climbed route

Summer (Standard)

"Written by companions and sons for the WTA We are the 'lil Mountain Goats, Terrence (11) and Nathan (13) and today we climbed Mount Pilchuck. First off, still not a good idea to try and drive to the parking lot. Everyone was parked on the side of the road. One car tried to continue on the road, and immediately got stuck. They eventually made it out, but it looked like it was going to take awhile. We took the summer trail route up. The trail was pretty easy to follow. The creek was running pretty high, and was a little dicey. There were only a few postholes heading up. Once you" - BryHong8, May 21, 2017
"Hiked with Tom Rossner and Emily Harper. It was rainy and overcast. Pretty windy at the summit but we found shelter in the observation tower for some snacks and a couple beers." - Kim-Stilson, Sep 1, 2015
"Awesome clear day 360 view. Trail was easy to follow had snow and ice on trail. Should use chains. We headed up the trail at 730 on the way up we only seen two people. We spent an hour in the lookout with no visitors. On the way down tons of people were on their way up. Perfect day!" - rebecca1, Nov 23, 2013
"My buddy and I decided to take an overnight trip to the lookout tower on Mount Pilchuck for New Years. I've gotta say I don't think I could've had a better time. There were actually a lot of firsts for me on this trip. It was my first trip up Mount Pilchuck, my first time overnighting in a lookout tower, my first time snowshoeing, and my first time overnighting in December/January. I can't think of a better place to be for New Years. Fireworks stretched across the lowlands below. Not to mention the weather was perfect. Upon our arrival we spent some time taking in the view. You can" - Al-Rashid, Dec 31, 2012
"Ours was the only vehicle as we left the Heather Lake Trailhead at 8:30 am. Traction devices were donned early on to deal with the packed icy trench. We cut the first two short switchbacks then stayed to the road the rest of the way to the trailhead. Snowshoes were donned at the trailhead and we quickly made the shoulder under overcast skies. My tracks from the day before kept us floating well above all of the powder surrounding us, and Al-Rashid and I made short work of the rest of the ascent. Shortly after reaching the summit the sky began to clear as the clouds dropped to the earth. It w" - Jeb, Dec 31, 2012


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