Twin Cone

Total Miles
7.4

Elevation

3,755.59 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

An easy out-and-back trail offering scenic views for any skill level, this path starts on FR74 and winds through aspen groves and moss-draped rainforest on an open and well-graded gravel road, before turning at the 2-mile mark onto NF-7409, a tight two-track known as Wildcat Trail. From there, the rough and rocky path bounces, rattles, and shakes through switchbacks, steadily climbing through the pines to skirt the lower edge of the seasonal snowpack. Multiple turnouts along this section offer potential campsites, and after another mile and a half of tooth-rattling rock, the trail arrives at a clearing offering stunning views of Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, and Mt. Rainier in the distance. More intrepid adventurers can continue on, though the trail grows narrower and snowier in winter, to a second overlook another mile along 7409. Rain or ice can easily make the second half of this trail impassable, as the upper reaches of the trail become buried in snow in November.

Photos of Twin Cone

Twin Cone
Twin Cone

Difficulty

Rocks and steep climbs and ledges

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Graeme M
Oct 23, 2023
2013 Jeep Wrangler
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Closed Gate
Jimmy Nguyen
Sep 12, 2023
2019 Toyota 4Runner
Temporarily Closed
Rory R
Jun 10, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Ranger Rick
May 27, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree

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