KCEHC Trail Guide

King County Executive Horse Council

Griffin Russell/Mt Baldy trails

NOTE: As of January 2013, Hancock Forest Management's price for access permits has dropped to $45 annually or $8 for a single day; the permits are required for access to trails on their land. More Information

An extensive system of logging roads and trails that spreads across Mt. Baldy and adjacent hillsides. A map or a GPS is handy, though many of the trails have signage to give you an idea of where you are. Hills may be steep in places (the "Nosedive" trail is noted particularly). These trails can be accessed from the north from the parking area on Highway 410, or from the Mud Mountain parking area on the south side.

Current Status Notes



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From Enumclaw, take Highway 410 eastward. About 2 miles outside of Enumclaw, the main parking area will be along the highway on the right, across from the old Weyerhauser Mill site. Trailhead begins at the far west end of the parking lot with a little singletrack trail to get around the gate on the road.

For Mud Mountain parking: see that page.


Length: many miles

Surface: dirt, gravel on logging roads

Share with: hikers, bicycles


hitching rails, map (not necessarily up-to-date or even legible) posted at trailhead

Parking for: 12+ trailers at Hwy 410 parking; 6+ at Mud Mountain parking

Jurisdiction & Links

Private logging company land - Hancock Forest Management

This may have to do until I can find something better.

History Notes

  • "Griffin Russell" refers to Marge Griffin and Joe Russell, Backcountry Horsemen members who were instrumental in opening the trails. The trail system is still maintained by the Enumclaw Trail Riders chapter of BCH.