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Lennox Creek (Dog Mountain)

Snoqualmie Region

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area
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Length

9.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5408 ft.

Rating

3.50 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

This abandoned trail climbs from the Lennox Creek Valley under thick canopy to a prominent peak in between the North Fork and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers.

The unofficial trailhead is at the barricade less than a quarter-mile past the Bare Mountain Trailhead. Cross Bear Creek on an abandoned bridge and walk along the closed part of Forest Service Road 57 for a mile. Cross Lennox Creek (using two bridges) and turn right at the first spur, which is FR 57210. There is an obvious trail between the alder and maple that have taken over the abandoned roads. Bare Mountain and the west ridge of Dog Mountain can be seen along the way.

Follow the spur road until it turns into trail and enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The trail climbs steep switchbacks above the old Devils Canyon Mine before leaving the forest and traversing open heather and huckleberry slopes to a saddle overlooking Anderson Lake. 

The maintained trail ends at the saddle. From there, hikers may scramble down to Anderson Lake, following a faint, abandoned trail, or up the ridge to the summit of Dog Mountain. If you head for the summit, keep in mind you're on the north face of Dog Mountain, so getting to the summit usually means travelling on several feet of snow, except for maybe two or three summer months.

Views from the top include Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Rainier, and the Middle Fork and Taylor River Valleys. The North Fork Valley and the ridges from Mount Si to Goat Mountain can be glimpsed between a thin line of trees on the west side of the summit.

 

Lennox Creek (Dog Mountain)

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6365, -121.5234 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

Lennox Creek (#1001)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Getting There

Take exit 31 toward N Bend/WA-202 W. At the traffic circle, turn onto N Bend Boulevard North. Continue 0.7 mile. Turn right onto W North Bend Way. Continue 0.1 mile. Turn left onto Ballarat Ave N. Continue 0.6 miles. Turn right onto SE 108th St/NE 12th St. 0.1 mile later, stay left onto 428th Ave SE. Continue 1.5 mile.

At "END OF COUNTY ROAD" sign, make a slight left uphill onto N Fork Rd SE. Continue 15.7 miles. The road turns left 90 degrees and crosses a bridge over the N Fork Snoqualmie River. Turn right to stay on Road 57. Continue 3.5 miles to an unsigned trailhead just past the Bare Mountain Trailhead. From here, you must hike the washed out road before beginning the official trail.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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