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Gee Point

North Cascades


North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
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3.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 4974 ft.


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You’ll start by walking the decommissioned road for .25 miles. Plant your feet carefully here, as the road is nearly overgrown with willows and other brush. Keep your eyes peeled as you continue, because after that .25 miles you’ll find a rough trail cutting off to the right through an old timber operation. Scout for cairns as the tread is difficult to follow without them. At just shy of .5 miles, the trail suddenly becomes infinitely better, with solid, followable tread.

This part of the trail is characterized by old forest—stands of ancient fir and hemlock throng the trailside. Before long, you’ll stroll into a perfect, flat and grassy meadowland. Dropping just a bit, you’ll find an old cabin site. Turn left to keep out of the rocks. The trail climbs here, taking you back along the summit crest.

The path here is a bit more scrambly than elsewhere along this trail. Take your time as you contour up to the old lookout site, and you’ll be fine. The former lookout—now entirely gone—is at 4,974 feet, and is a great place to rest after a nice climb.


Gee Point

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.4183, -121.8228 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

Gee Point (#612)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails #77 Oso

Getting There

From Burlington, take State Route (SR) 20 (North Cascades Highway) east. Just past Concrete and milepost (MP) 88, turn right on the Concrete-Sauk Road. Cross the Skagit River in one mile and bear left. Go for around 8.8 miles and turn right onto forest road (FR) 17. Go 10.5 miles and turn right on FR 1720. Follow 1720 for 2.1 miles and bear right onto FR 1722. Go 5.4 miles to the road end where the trail starts on a decommissioned road.

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