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Results List

147 Hikes
Sexagenarian Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Highest Point: 4880.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
 
This 4880'+ West Peak of Mount Higgins, directly north of the lookout site, appears ugly and steep, but it is quite fun, though very short.
 
 
Silver Gulch Trail

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(2 votes)
 
Per homeowners in Silverton, this trail is on private property and is inaccessible to the public.
 
 
River Meadows Park

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
River Meadows Park is a great place for a nice hike that isn't too far out of town. It's about 15 minutes outside of Arlington. There are several miles of trails to explore....some of them are along the river and some are through the meadows and forest. There are campsites and yurts available if you want to explore for a little longer.
 
 
Old Sauk ADA Loop

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
Try this early-season, ADA-accessible hike to enjoy big trees, rushing waters and glimpses of eagles, mergansers and river otters.
 
 
Monte Cristo Wagon Road

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Historic old wagon road at Barlow Pass. An alternative route to getting to the Monte Cristo townsite.
 
 
Mount Pilchuck - Winter

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 4000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
A popular summer destination, Pilchuck requires more experience with routefinding and snow gear in the winter. Be sure to have both should you venture here when snow or ice are present.
 
 
Lake 22 - Winter

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 2440.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(10 votes)
Avalanche danger is present on this trail in the winter
A great day hike in summer, the route to Lake 22 can be avalanche prone in winter. It's best to wait until the snow is melted on this popular Mountain Loop Highway trail.
 
 
Upper Suiattle River

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
16.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2320 ft.
Highest Point: 4000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This is a remote and rugged trail that has not been maintained for decades. From the Upper Suiattle River Trail, this route fords the Suiattle River to eventually arrive at Buck Creek Pass.
 
 
Ulalach Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
8.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4150 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
A peak scramble near Squire Creek Pass. Route finding experience and climbing gear required.
 
 
Beaver Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
2.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 5113.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Beaver Peak is the unofficial name for the easy-to-reach peak located three miles north of Silverton.
 
 
Bluegrass Butte

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Highest Point: 5306.0 ft.
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0.00
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Bluegrass Butte is the unofficial name for the seldom summited peak five miles northeast of Silverton.
 
 
Independence Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Highest Point: 5445.0 ft.
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0.00
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Independence Peak is the unofficial name of the peak towering above Independence and North Lakes.
 
 
Canyon Lake

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 2960.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Walk along an old Forest Road to a lake tucked away off the Mountain Loop Highway.
 
 
Breccia Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
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0.00
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Located in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, 6487-foot Breccia Peak was once a stratovolcano, but now serves as another summit to be conquered by mountaineers. The approach to Breccia Peak follows the Lost Ridge trail. Heading to the top, you'll traverse a ridge and pass several alpine lakes, but you'll need to have route-finding skills and a map and compass to get there.
 
 
Jumbo Mountain

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 5840.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
Summit scramble off Squire Creek Trail on Mountain Loop Highway. Gear and expertise required.
 
 
Gold Basin Mill Pond Interpretive Trail

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
0.25 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
This extremely short paved and boardwalk trail is a nice, quick stop to make while traveling the Mountain Loop Highway. Interpretive signs along the way explain the history of the area.
 
 
Big Four Ice Caves Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(9 votes)
Trail closed: The bridge over the Stillaguamish River has been removed for repairs rendering the Big Four Ice Caves inaccessible
Never go into or climb on top of the Ice Caves
While this is a popular location to snowshoe in wintertime, there is high risk in winter from avalanches off the mountain that feeds these caves. Keep to the main trail, and do not venture onto the snowfields at the end of the route.
 
 
Bedal Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
7.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 6554.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
A scramble up a peak off the Mountain Loop Highway. Route finding gear and previous experience required.
 
 
Anaconda Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A scramble up Anaconda Peak in the Mount-Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Climbing experience recommended.
 
 
Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
6.0 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 150.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
This six mile stretch of the Whitehorse Trail is the only passable section, currently. However, the trail is slated to stretch 28 miles, connecting to the Centennial Trail in Arlington and terminating in the trail town of Darrington.
 
 
Lewis Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Highest Point: 5608.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
Cadet Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5000 ft.
Highest Point: 7186.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
Sperry Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
6.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6120.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Scramble to the top of this peak from Headlee Pass, located off the Mountain Loop Highway.
 
 
Blue Stilly

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Highest Point: 30.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Blue Stilly Park is located in Snohomish County along the Stillaguamish River. The small park has a baseball diamond, picnic areas, a fire pit and a nature trail.
 
 
White Chuck Mountain

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 6989.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
White Chuck Mountain (Northwest Route) is a Class III scramble that requires basic gear, route finding skills, and extreme caution to negotiate successfully and safely. Those who make the hour long trek down a gravel road, deal with a bit of overgrowth and route finding, and brave the scree and chossy rock will be significantly rewarded with phenomenal views of Thornton Lake and nearby peaks Pugh, Sloan and Glacier
 
 
St. Louis Falls and Mines

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
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0.00
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This is a short hike, about a half mile round trip, and not steep, so it's a good introduction for kids and new hikers.
 
 
St'auk Mountain

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Highest Point: 4715.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
A scramble to a wooded summit near Barlow Pass. Climbing experience and route-finding skills required.
 
 
Morning Star Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
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0.00
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A scramble and technical climb to a summit in the Stillaguamish River Valley. Route finding experience and climbing gear required.
 
 
Spring Mountain

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
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0.00
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A peak scramble off of the Mountain Loop Highway. Gear and route finding experience necessary.
 
 
Glacier Gap

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
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0.00
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