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    202 m
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    3.9 km
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    Smithbrook Trail


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    Smithbrook Trail is a quick 3.9 km hike in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that is rated as moderate. With one little sprint of steep trail and a more relaxed ending, it’s a good way to enjoy the moss-covered trees of the forest and stretch your legs.

    This trail can be used as part of a longer hike in conjunction with other intersecting routes.

    Route Description for Smithbrook Trail

    Smithbrook Trail is a fairly quick hike through a scenic forest. This well-signed trail is moderate in difficulty and can be hiked as a shorter route or you can connect to other nearby trails to extend your trip.

    Begin from the parking area, heading west alongside the road to where it curves and the trail begins to switchback. Most of the elevation gain happens in the first half of the hike, so make your way through the turns and savour the peace of the forest.

    The trail straightens out as it approaches its endpoint near Union Gap at a junction with the PCT. Either retrace your steps from here back to the trailhead or you can take the PCT to extend your trip. Lake Janus is down the right arm, and it doesn’t take too much elevation gain to get there.

    Getting to the Smithbrook Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Smithbrook Trail is in a parking area off Rainy Creek USFS 6700 Road.

    Route Information

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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