Buckley Gate Long, Naughty & Sunset Hills

Just east of Buckley, there are some timberlands hiding between the White River and Carbon River. With no bridges accessing the area, there is only one official access, the Buckley Gate, located at the edge of town, across from the Rainier State School. The gate key for the Kapowsin Tree Farm also allows access to this isolated section of private land. Although these summits three have few redeeming qualities, there is a good chance you could spot wildlife during the winter months. Just during my two visits, I encountered a mother bear and her two cubs, and a herd of elk numbering 40 or more. Roads will lead you nearly to the top of each knob.
Washington Peakbagging
SW Pierce County
Elevations: Long 1480+, Naughty 1360+, Sunset 1840+ feet
Distance: Drive-ups (almost)
Access: Gravel and rock roads
Buckley Gate
End of road (for now) on the summit plateau of Long Hill
View from summit area of Naughty Hill
Bear cub climbing a tree
North Sister
Spar Pole Hill
Road and elk
Lidar map of Long Hill showing summit is at the far north end
The Three Sisters from Sunset Hill area
Sunset Hill from Naughty Hill
Mount Rainier, Old Baldy, Carbon Ridge, Burnt
Naughty Hill