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Pack Forest - Hugo Peak

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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4.5 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 880 ft.
Highest Point: 1790 ft.


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Head for Pack Forest and Hugo Peak when you want some exercise but don't have a full day to commit as it is only 10 minutes from Eatonville. The trail is well maintained and there is a hiking register at the top. It's also a great hike for kids when they're ready to stretch their legs.

Accessible year-round, this is an all-weather, year-round hike, though it's worth noting that the area is open to hunting during the season. Climb 800 feet in about two and a quarter miles, being aware of the low spots that can get muddy in the winter, despite the boardwalks through these areas.

Most of the hike is through forest and a previously logged out area that offers a nice view. With several sections of step-ups, the trail is a good workout, and though it crosses a couple access roads throughout Pack Forest, it is well-marked and easy to follow.

At the top, end in a small meadow with a couple of benches and a trail register. There is a peeking view of the valley below, which makes this a nice spot for lunch.

Pack Forest has several trails that can be done in addition to of Hugo Peak. Grab a trail map when you arrive to plan your trip. During the week, the admin buildings in Pack Forest are staffed and you can get maps from the staff there.

Note: The restrooms at the entrance are closed due to vandalism. During July 2014 there were porta-potties at "Kirkland Pass", the intersection of the 1000 and 2000 roads within Pack Forest.


Pack Forest - Hugo Peak

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.8402, -122.2942 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

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Getting There

Drive Hwy 161 to Eatonville. Make a right at the 4-way stop and proceed one block. Make a left onto Mashell Ave and follow Mashell Ave/Hwy 161 for three miles. Turn left onto Hwy 7. The entrance to UW Pack Forest is .3 miles down Hwy 7 on the left. The trailhead for Hugo Peak is at the entrance. There are a few parking spaces at the trailhead, with additional parking just through the gate to the left as well as parking up by the administration buildings.

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