What do you do when you planned to hike in the upper North Fork Snoqualmie valley but the road is closed before the Wagner Bridge? You hike up Pelletgun Hill!
I parked on the North Fork Snoqualmie Road at gate 20 and headed NE past the gate and up the logging road. At the road fork on SE side of Pelletgun Hill I went left and followed the road as it switchbacked its way to its end on the NE ridge of Pelletgun Hill. This was an impressively logged, bashed, and wasted spot.
From the NE ridge it was a hike/scramble over logged-out but easily travelable terrain to the top.
approx. 730 feet
North Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
1 hour 36 minutes
1 hour 2 minutes ascending from gate 20 on North Fork Snoqualmie Road to summit of Pelletgun Hill
34 minutes descending from summit of Pelletgun Hill to gate 20 on North Fork Snoqualmie Road
North Fork Snoqualmie gate 20
NE ridge of Pelletgun Hill
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.