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Hugo Peak Trail

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1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 906' 276 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 1,701' 518 m
Low: 800' 244 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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A steep climb through various forest types.

Amy Wilson

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

This trail does not end at a vista or overlook, it ends in a mature forest along Hugo Ridge. However, there is a 0.1 mi overlook trail at the top that has some views of Eatonville.

If you are hiking or running during hunting season please wear blaze orange as hunting is allowed on the property on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Apply sunscreen and bring extra water as this trail is not completely shaded by the forest canopy.

Runner Notes

This trail is often muddy and foot bridges and steps have been placed along the trail to reduce erosion.

Description

This is a wonderful hike or trail run through various forest types. Starting from the parking lot visitors will run through a damp and cool forest. After crossing the 1000 Road Loop Trail a climb through a dry hot area begins relief comes soon as you reenter a mature forest and continue under canopy cover to the top where you'll find a bench and a trail register. Though the name would suggest a beautiful vista, the end of the trail ends in a mature forest and trees block any views there may have once been. There is a short 0.1 mi side-trail from the top that does have some limited views of the nearby town, Eatoville.

Flora & Fauna

This trail moves through a variety of forest types from damp and cool to dry and hot. Visitors of this trail will see Alder trees, Vine Maple, Cottonwood, Big Leaf Maple, Douglas Fir, and Western Hemlock along the climb. The forest floor will be covered in Western Sword Fern and Salal in the cooler forest types and Blueberry, and Blackberry in the more unforgiving areas. Depending on the time of your visit you may be treated to native wildflowers such as Starflower, Western Trillium, Columbia Lily, Spotted Coralroot, and Calypso Orchid.

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Jan 12, 2019
Sean Camfield
Trail has a few muddy spots, but over all great conditions. The re-routes that were built recently are holding up well to the winter 2mi

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Boardwalk section near the bottom part of the trail. Pretty well maintained but some of the steps can be hard to see when running on the way down.
Mar 23, 2020 near Eatonville, WA
Trailhead (distance on the sign is old - not actually 2.5 miles)
Mar 22, 2020 near Eatonville, WA
Trail gets a little muddy near the top right before it joins up with some gravel roads that lead to the peak.
Mar 23, 2020 near Eatonville, WA

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