Jun 17, 2013
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Mount Gardner
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
- Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Avg Rating: 2.80
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Be Aware Of
- Bridge out
- Water on trail
- Road to trailhead inaccessible
This route is an abandoned forest road, and for the most part a rather boring hike. The "trailhead" described in the book and on this site is permanently inaccesible and not a valid description at all. There are some good forest road hikes around, but this isn't one of them. You will have to park at the intersection of FR 9020 & the mclellan butte trail, 3.5 miles away, and ~700 feet of elevation below the advertised trailhead in this site and various hiking guide books.
With the exception of an interesting crossing at Harris creek and the single exposed view of Snoqualmie pass at the scree slope there isn't much to see here other than an overgrown, poorly built logging road.