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Wed, Jul 17

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mailbox peak trailhead

Mailbox Peak - old trail

Mailbox Peak - an icon of Seattle's outdoors! Let's enjoy this ultimate incline-induced fun, almost twice as steep as the average household staircase! It is a strenuous and demanding hike, please make sure you are in good physical condition before signing up. We will be hiking at a moderate pace.

Mailbox Peak - old trail
Mailbox Peak - old trail

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2024, 7:00 AM

mailbox peak trailhead, Washington 98045, USA

About the Event

The idiosyncratic legand was birthed on Fourth of July weekend in 1960 when Seattle postman Carl Heine lugged a mailbox to the rocky peak. He challenged youth at the nearby Lutheran Valley Camp to summit and sign the register tucked inside the mailbox as proof of their success. The Old Trail is a product of their footsteps as they picked the most direct path upward—far from the careful planning around drainage and erosion logistics that go into trail creation today. (source: Department of Natural Resource records)

Distance and elevation: 4.8 miles and 4000 feet

Rating and route: strenous out-and-back

Parking pass/fee: Discover

Gear: sturdy shoes, lots of water, snacks and 10 essentails, hiking poles (optional)

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