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  • High point: 5361.0 ft
  • Low point: 3770.0 ft
  • Total Length: 2.6 Miles
  • Effective Length: 4.3 Miles
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Commonwealth Basin Trail #1033 Directions: I-90 to exit #52. Turn north at the exit ramp, and take the first right into the PCT-North parking area. The lot to the left is intended for stock; hikers can continue straight to the main parking lot. The trail starts at the east end of the parking lot .1

Attractions & Considerations: Begin at the Pacific Crest Trail #2000, following it for 2.5 miles to a junction. Take the left fork (Trail #1033). On the west side of Commonwealth Creek, the trail rises steeply, switch backing up a ridge. It levels out at Red Pond and then begins another series of switchbacks. About 0.5 mile above Red Pond the trail ends at Red Pass. This is an excellent spot for a lofty lunch. Views are good in all directions - especially towards the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Thompson Peak. 1

1Source: USFS Trail Guide

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