This is certainly one of the most scenic hikes I have done. In the North Cascades with views of the major peaks in the area. Trailhead is outside the town of Marblemount and the last part of the drive is up a steep narrow logging road. On our hike we stopped at the saddle with views of Hidden Lake and the lookout is another 300 feet scramble to the top.
|Hidden Lake from the saddle|
|Views of Mt. Baker on the way up|
|View of lookout on the way up|
|Constant views of major peaks|
|A grouse saying hello @ Alan Bauer|
Trail stats: I have seen several mileage indicated and one is 8 miles and my track (listed below) is 7.3 roundtrip to the saddle at 6600'. However a more accurate number is 9 miles roundtrip. To go to the lookout it is another 300'. Track
Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.
Custom Weather Services from Weather Experts
Email us West Coast Weather some custom forecasts available for $25 per forecast Contact us