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Approach to Blueberry Buttress

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0.6 mi 1.0 km
1,256 ft 383 m
-5 ft -1 m

Trailhead (48.1433, -121.6064): Just about 10 yards past the parking area, you'll find the trail cutting up into the forest on the left side of the road. In about 10 more yards up the forest, you'll run into a pit toilet with some wood acting as a fence. That's the start of the trail!

For the first half of the trail (0.3 miles, 500 ft gain), stay in the forest, remaining climbers left when in doubt. There's a path through the forest that's usually visible. This part is decently steep, but pleasant. No bushwacking or anything! This part took us 30 minutes to get down.

Eventually, the trail should lead you onto the "Granite Sidewalk". You'll have to go through some brush to get to it. Cross the pool over to the climbers left of the Granite Sidewalk.

The second half of the trail (0.3 miles, 777 ft gain) goes straight up the steep and smooth granite sidewalk (stay on the climbers left side typically). It's very steep with scary consequences, but the granite is grippy!