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    Grassy Knoll Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    2-3h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    6.9 km
    Elevation
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    371 m
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    The Grassy Knoll hike is a fun 6.9 km with tiring elevation gain. This hard hike delivers panoramic views of Mount Rainer, Mount Hood, and the surrounding landscapes. There are two small campsites up here, so see if you can snag one to spend a night on the knoll. This trail experiences heavy traffic.

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    Route Description for Grassy Knoll Trail

    The Grassy Knoll is a fine knoll to spend some time on, looking out over Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and the surrounding forest. It’s a short hike up, but it’s steep enough to leave you feeling accomplished. This hike is especially nice when the wildflowers are blooming.

    Beginning from the trailhead, take Grassy Knoll Trail (not the forest road to the right of it) roughly north. The climbing starts pretty much right away, and the grade increases as you approach the top of the ridge. Once you crest the ridge, you’ll enjoy a bit of a flatter stretch before the final push to the top, where the footing can be a bit loose on the rocks.

    Take in the views and then retrace your steps. Intrepid adventurers can continue to Big Huckleberry on the trail that continues northwest from the Grassy Knoll.

    Getting to the Grassy Knoll Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Grassy Knoll Trail is on Forest Road 68.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      High

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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