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  • Writer's pictureJoanna Lee

Uneva Peak

Updated: May 12, 2023

July 14, 2021

Uneva Peak (12,530 feet)

Route: Alltrails

6.7 miles; 1991 feet elevation gain

Total time: 3 hours 19 minutes

This 12,000 footer has been on our list for a while. We actually attempted it in May but it was a massive snow storm and we got lost in the trees and gave up! We are staying in the mountains this week and it was only 20 minutes from our rental house so it seemed like a perfect time. Both my parents were with us and Brittany & Gryff came up to join us. I had both dogs again!

We started around 8am from the trailhead. The first 2 miles is along a heavily wooded and was very wet; very Pacific Northwest vibes!! There was an abundance of wildflowers in the wooded section, with more colors than I have ever seen. After the 2 mile mark it opens up into a valley and you can see all the surrounding peaks and views for days. There is a stream running down the whole mountain that is absolutely covered in blooming wildflowers, it was breathtaking! Just when I thought they couldn't get any better they did. The next 1 mile to the ridge is pretty steep and the trail is not always visible. The last 0.4 miles ish to the summit is along a ridge that is steep and rocky but nothing too technical. The views are 360 degrees and so amazing, even on a cloudy day!! We didn't stay long at the summit because it was freezing cold and windy. It is a lollipop loop route, so from the summit you head off the other side which is much more open, with less drop offs. If you want to avoid steep drop offs you could do it as an out and back with this route rather than the alltrails loop. It is a relatively easy and straightforward descent back into the valley.

We did see quite a few groups of people for a Wednesday, only a couple with dogs. Only a few were doing the summit, the rest were enjoying the streams and wildflowers!! Overall, a beautiful hike that I would definitely repeat.

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