9m 2900ft gain
A fun hike with a short scramble providing an excellent view into the Commonwealth Basin and beyond. The hike starts at the PCT trailhead so there’s always easy access. Of all the Red Mountains out there this one is the most deserving of the name as you can see.
From Tinkham Peak:
From Guye Peak:
From Kendall Peak:
1st Trip: 9/18/18
Solo after work hike in one of my favorite basins! Took the abandoned Commonwealth Basin trail to shed about 2 miles. I was glad I did as it was not too overgrown.
After 3 miles you’ll start scrambling up the solid red rock to the summit.
It was a gorgeous day so I took my time admiring all the peaks around. Looking East:
Looking down the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley towards Garfield Mountain:
Big Snow Mountain with Glacier peaking out:
Mount Thomson and Chikamin Peak:
Rainier and McClellan Butte:
I love all these peaks! I have or will stand on each one!