Index Town Wall Trail
Index Town Wall Trail is a short, steep 3.5 km hike in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This hike is short, but it’s still guaranteed to get your heart pumping with 381 m of elevation gain in less than 2.0 km. The view is worth the sweaty sprint!
Although this trail is short, little kids will likely struggle with the incline of the trail, so we recommend choosing an easier hike if you’re wanting something family-friendly.
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Route Description for Index Town Wall Trail
This quick hike is a leg-burner, but you’ll get to recoup at the viewpoints along the top of the wall. While we don’t recommend this one for beginners or young kids, it’s perfect if you want a high-intensity hike that doesn’t drag on. Poles will be a help on this route.
From the parking lot, cross the railroad tracks and turn right to walk down the gravel path. Less than half a mile later, look for a red sign that says "Authorized Vehicles Only." This is the beginning of the trail.
Following the trail to the upper wall, expect a steep incline. You can watch for blue, pink, and orange markers to make sure you’re on the right track. You’ll be on a narrow path for the first half, and then once you reach the metal bars with metal rope, follow the creek bed up to the summit.
There are a few lookouts up here, so don’t call it a day at the first one. When you’re ready, head back the same way you came.
Getting to the Index Town Wall Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for the Index Town Wall Trail is in a parking area just off of Reiter Road.
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