Hansen Creek - NF 5510

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4.7/5 (14 reviews)
North Bend, Washington (King County)
Last Updated: 01/20/2019

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The trail is a nice gravel road that can lead you to some beautiful hiking destinations. Humpback Mountain, Little Saint Helens, and Scout Lake are all short trails that have their hiking trailheads at various spots along this forest road. Note that short does not mean easy in this case, you will work your way over rocks, steep hills, and a few ruts to get to the unique and picturesque views. If the snow level drops to 3000ft don't forget to spend some time at the parking lot/borrow pit at the end and enjoy the tranquility.

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4.7/5 (14)
Visited: 10/13/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Hansen Creek was a fun little trail to drive up and back. Saw some light snow at upper elevations. Great views. Definitely level one and the Taco had fun stretching its legs. The "power line" service road/trail (not part of Hansen Creek trail, but down by Tinkham road) was fun and more challenging for sure...
Trail Review: Hansen Creek - NF 5510 - Kentifer Reid
Visited: 06/13/2021

Its easy trail even subaru forester made it. We took a detour on the service road on the right side leading to Hansen Creek trail for lunch.
Trail Review: Hansen Creek - NF 5510 - Aaron Urquico
Trail Review: Hansen Creek - NF 5510 - Aaron Urquico
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/03/2021

Really fun beginners trail! About 5 miles up the mountain I ran into some snow. It was about half a foot deep so ended up reversing back down the hill, since I was on my own and didnt want to push my luck!
Trail Review: Hansen Creek - NF 5510 - Rich
Visited: 09/06/2020

Nice mellow road that could be done in almost any vehicle. You get some great views as you wind your way to the top and there are couple good hiking trails beyond the gate. Low clearance vehicles will have to beware of the many pot holes, but other than that, it is very well maintained road. Being so close to I-90, it can get quite crowded on the weekends, so leave early.
Visited: 05/26/2020

Some snow right before you reach the end parking lot. I was unable to get through after multiple attempts so I decided not to risk it and head back. There is a ledge with a beautiful view right before the snow. Cool trail for beginners like me that's close to the city

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