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    Bluff Mountain Trail

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    16.4 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    540 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Bluff Mountain Trail is a hard 16.4 km hike that gives you access to several points of interest. You can hike to Bluff Mountain, Little Baldy, Silver Star Mountain, and Sturgeon Rock on this trail. Our guide ends after Little Baldy. This hike sees light traffic. You’ll need a capable, high-clearance vehicle to reach the trailhead.

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    Route Description for Bluff Mountain Trail

    Bluff Mountain Trail is used by hikers destined for Bluff Mountain, Little Baldy, Silver Star Mountain, and Sturgeon Rock. Our guide covers a 16.4 km out and back trek that ends after Little Baldy, but you can shorten or lengthen your trip as you please.

    The road to this trailhead is rough even by Washington Forest Road standards. We don’t recommend trying to make the drive in anything but a capable 4WD high-clearance vehicle.

    Beginning from the road, head southwest on Bluff mountain Trail, keeping left at the first junction. The trail is relatively easygoing as you traverse the ridge, gaining elevation consistently and gradually. You’ll hike underneath the peak of Bluff Mountain and then underneath Little Baldy on a path that is quite exposed and narrow. This section might be challenging if you’re afraid of heights.

    Follow the ridge as far as you like before turning back and retracing your steps.

    Getting to the Bluff Mountain Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Bluff Mountain Trail is on Forest Road 41.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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