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Columbia Peak Loop Trail

Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
4.5 mi/7.2 km
Highest Elevation:
7172
Location:
Gold Bar, WA
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Additional Notes/Directions:

To access Columbia peak, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east from Granite Falls to the Barlow Pass parking area (30.5 miles). From here, follow a gated gravel road 4.0 miles to the old mining town of Monte Cristo. From Monte Cristo, follow Forest Service trail #708 to Poodle Dog Pass, then continue up the trail towards Twin Lakes. Before reaching the Twin Lakes overlook (approximately four miles), turn left off the trail, and traverse east on the north side of the ridge separating Twin Lakes from Seventysix Gulch. After approximately .5 miles, its time to go up.