Beckler Peak

Mileage: 7.4 miles RT

Elevation Gain/Highest: 2100ft/5400ft

Map: Green Trails Skykomish No. 175

Favorite Eats After Hike: Wallace Falls Cafe

My hike: This is another one of my repeat hikes being such a quick jaunt up HWY 2.  The trail starts up the newer Jennifer Dunn Trail, a decommissioned road, 1.3 miles to a viewpoint of the valley and old cabin ruins at the end of the abandoned forest road.  There is one sketchy stream crossing in the first .5 miles where you can expect to have to lower yourself down and back up several feet to cross. Then, it is 2.8 miles of long forested switchbacks, a forested saddle and a few short steep switchbacks and stairs to the east summit and 360 views. This hike is fairly popular, so expect company at the top on the weekends.

My very first trip I took more pictures and saw very little at the top.

The next time I took less pictures but had views at the top that let me know this would not be the last time I visited Beckler Peak.

 

Directions: Take Highway 2 to Skykomish. 1.9 miles after passing the ranger station, take a left turn on FR 6066 (a sign indicates this road). When you see the sign, immediately slow down and prepare to turn–the turn comes up very quickly. There is a fork 1.8 miles up FR 6066. Bear right, uphill. Follow the road 6.6 miles to the TH at the end at the end of the road.  Parking is very limited, the road just ends and has a very small shoulder.  You can expect to park back down the road on another shoulder on the weekends if you are not early to the trail. There is a vault toilet open seasonally.

For my snowshoe of this hike, click HERE. For more hikes on HWY 2, click HERE.

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