Section 57 Status Unkown ATP, sporadic clearing.
Length: 3.8 km
General Route: This trail goes west from the upper Four Mile Creek drainage, across a forested ridge to the upper Alexander Creek drainage, and then follows the southeast ridge of Hope Mountain to the summit.
How to Find: This trail starts from the end of Hope Mountain Road.
Trail Description: This trail consists of five distinct sections, three trail sections separated by two decommissioned logging road sections.
A bunch of ribbons on the west side of the landing at the end of Hope Mountain Road mark the beginning of this trail. It heads westward down to the upper part of Four Mile Creek. After crossing the creek on a board, the trail climbs a short distance to a decommissioned logging road on the west side of the creek.
It immediately crosses an overgrown road and then angles upward and north to another fork at a sharp switchback. Go right -- the left fork is the Wells Peak Northwest Trail. The logging road branch ends after about 50 m and turns into a proper trail, which climbs steeply to the crest of a ridge covered in second growth timber. The trail then drops down to a logging road branch in the upper Alexander Creek drainage.
Follow the road westward and go straight at the next fork. The third trail section starts a few hundred meters past the fork -- look for ribbons.
The trail parallels the logging road for a while and then climbs to a col on the southeast ridge of Hope Mountain. After skirting west around, and eventually gaining the first knoll, the trail continues along the ridge across steep, bumpy, and bluffy terrain to the summit.
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