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ANDERSON MOUNTAIN FROM HIGHWAY 9
A Skagit County hike
The Pacific Northwest Trail, PNT, crosses Anderson Mountain north of Sedro-Woolley from Highway 9 to the Alger CCC Road, a distance of 14.6 miles. Both of the trailheads are gated and the hiker must hike up logging roads to reach the trail sections. The hike across Anderson Mountain will be presented as two hikes, one beginning and ending on Highway 9 and one beginning and ending on the Alger CCC Road.
Data: This 12-mile loop hike is on private timber company land and on WA State lands managed by the WA Department of Natural Resources, DNR. Please respect the rights of the private timber companies as well of those of State land. The forest on Anderson Mountain is a working forest and from time to time logging operations occur. To check out logging operations on Anderson Mountain, call the DNR office in Sedro-Woolley, 360-856-3500. The elevation gain from Highway 9 to the view area near the top of the mountain is about 3000 feet. For this reason SWITMO rates it as moderate to strenuous. SWITMO maintains the PNT on Anderson Mountain.
Driving Instructions: From Sedro-Woolley drive north on State Route 9. Some miles north of Sedro-Woolley the hiker will come to the Hathaway Road on the right. Then one will cross the Samish River and in a short distance pass the Upper Samish Road on the left. In a little less than a mile one will come to a gated logging road on the left. Park off to the side at this point so as not to block the logging road. If the gate is open, do not drive up the road as the gate can be locked at any time.